Bringing the green back

in #naturelast year

My entire week is planting trees


Which isn’t a bad thing to be doing at all.

I’ve just finished my first revegetation site which is brilliant. I’ve never managed this type of project before so it’s awesome to see everything coming together.

The biggest issue that I have is that someone who no longer works here organised for a massive tree delivery that I don’t need and hadn’t planned for.

So I now have an additional 2000 trees to plant. So my mornings, before sunrise, have been spent planning out the additional planting locations.

I’ll find homes for them though. And I suppose I could always sell the left over stock if I can’t find a home for them....

The thing that excites me most about planting out these areas is being able to watch the sites become established over the next couple of years. I have plenty of examples as to how this will look in 3 to 5 years time so it’s extremely exciting to think that my sites could do even better than what was completed in the past.

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Hey, @mazzle.

So, I take it the order just happened? I mean, there wasn't time to cancel it, or at least reduce the number of trees? You'll be like the Johnny Appleseed of Australia after all those trees get planted. :)

Good luck. Sounds like a pretty big job. They need to be cared for in the meantime right? Or are they pretty hardy and don't need much attention?

A previous employee at the site ordered the plants. There wasn't any point cancelling the order given that the nursery had spent the last 6 months growing the plants for us from seed that was sent to them from said employee.

I managed to find places for at least 70% of the plants. The remainder will probably end up at the tip which is a little sad. But at a cost of around $250 per hour to put the plants in the ground there's no point spending even more time trying to find homes for them.

That's quite the project you have going there!

Excellent and I am sure you will find somewhere to plant the extra trees.

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You have to plant 2000 tress? That's awesome! What kind of trees?

... But where are you going to plant all those?

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Lots of species that are native to Australia.

I have quite a few planting locations. Mostly in old mining areas.

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I see

I hope you find those a little ones a home. 🤗

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