By that date, I will have had the tree project seedlings (all 4000) delivered in early September and the saplings will have had a chance to have been aclimatised for a few weeks and ready to begin their plantings.
I am in the process of trying to organise a day on the property to surround the planting.
I will be sending out eMails to local landcare, DPI, CMA, DSE and Volunteer groups to invite them to think about joining us on the property to offer talks on the day around not just tree planting, but also land management issues. These, I hope, will include topics such as:
- Property and land management:
- salinity and erosion management,
- taking care of creeks and banks
- the value of paddock trees and wildlife corridors
- natural pest management
- Choosing Native Trees
- Composting and Hugelkultur
- Sustainable Housing and Practices
- Choosing a site
- Passive Solar and Thermal Mass
- Trombe Walls
- Solar Ovens
… there are so many potential topics that can be covered.
I’d also like to open up the invitation to anyone who thinks they can offer a hand in planting, provide additional information sessions or topics they think may be of interest or help with logistics such as food and bathroom facilities.
There’s a lot to do and not much time to organise it in — and to be honest, I’m probably biting off more than I can chew, so any advice and assistance will be welcome and appreciated.