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by brettmtl
Thu May 20, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: blackberries
Replies: 9
Views: 4626

Hi Sam and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your 100 acres and it is a very exciting time. About the blackberries, are they holding the creek and river banks together? Basically at the moment they are acting as the overstory and protecting the soil below. I have not personally dealt with bla...
by brettmtl
Thu May 20, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Revelation time

Hi Shirley and Angela, thanks both for your input My land in not affected by salinity, not sure about the quality of the water table below. Though as I will reveal I think it must be good. There is salt affected landscape about 3 km away. I want to share what happened yesterday. I was thinking of se...
by brettmtl
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Thanks for your advice and encouragement :D Shirley you are spot on about Australia not being what it used to be and grassland was once rainforest and you mentioned you now have a small block, congratulations, that land is blessed to have you as its owner. What are your plans for it? Julian thanks f...
by brettmtl
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Thanks Angela and Colin for your suggestions. Sorry it has taken so long to reply, so much has been going on in my head about this land. Three months ago I met with two Government officials from the DNRE to evaluate my land and see what help they could offer. They were rapt and very excited to see a...
by brettmtl
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Hi Shirley, Quick update, all the trees individually planted didn't survive. It wasn't the sun's heat, rabbits, moisture or soil condition. It was the wind. On certain days on this land it is the windiest place. Driving along you see little twisters every now and then. There are no wind barriers and...
by brettmtl
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Hi Colin, It has only taken us 200 years to stuff the Great Divide up. With a concerted effort and plan, Mountain Ash canopy and Nothofagus understorey could be established within 10 years, especially with our current knowledge and technology. Just depends whether we keep playing the blame game
by brettmtl
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: WONS: New native weed- Eucalyptus
Replies: 41
Views: 23986

Hi Andy and welcome, Think you hit the nail on the head, about reveg techniques and planting out with Eucs and Acacias, as that is what is left and survived over 60,000 years of fire management. There is little nutrients and top soil and that is why Eucs and other fire prone vegetation is planted as...
by brettmtl
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Soursob
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Hi Nick and welcome :D As you have read and as Peter has written all weeds are the bandaid , covering a wound, they heal the land. I don't know the properties of soursub, but if it is sour and stock don't eat it, sounds like the perfect bandaid. Please let it grow and work its magic. You will be ple...
by brettmtl
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: WATER FOOTPRINT/Global Drying
Replies: 2
Views: 2019

Very interesting,

Thanks for the info Duane
by brettmtl
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Hi Shirley,

Have often wondered about pittosporums and grevilleas.

Please send what ever seeds you have, I will gladly plant them. I will pm my address.

Thank you for your input it is greatly appreciated.

Brett
by brettmtl
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Hi Colin, think it will take a while for nurseries to catch on. Massive opportunity for any nursery propagators, start growing rainforest species. At Kuranga, think they had a couple of myrtle in stock, no Sassafras, but the majority of plants there are drought tolerant, which most of the time equat...
by brettmtl
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Tree Selection
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Hi and welcome Well done and congrats on taking the first step, you won't look back, it is an exciting journey. Duane has pretty much covered the bases. One question, how long have livestock been excluded from land? The longer you can build up organic matter and nutrients, before planting the trees,...
by brettmtl
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23156

Amazing the differences the rains have made. Wanted to share with everyone this photo below. It clearly displays Peter's theories and techniques working in Victoria. This is a photo of one of the swales, with blackwood logs. 6 months ago scotch thistles started growing in them, a mate and a neighbou...
by brettmtl
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 68948

What an opportunity Ian,

it is amazing how things work out.

Look forward to the updates
by brettmtl
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

haha good luck Colin. Now about the Eucalyptus, I agree that 98% of them are very smart and too competitive for our other plants and diversity, though they are only reflecting humans and our ways. Where these dry woodlands grow, it was burnt thousands of times by the Aborigines, then it would rain a...

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