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by brettmtl
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13071

southern rainforest corridors

Duane, that article is spot on about eucalypts, I have seen it with my own eyes Here is an article I wrote and intend to publish. All feedback is welcome. Southern Rainforest Corridors Written by Brett Cowan Australia’s worst ever natural disaster: Black Saturday super fire of 2009, that destroyed l...
by brettmtl
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The man who planted trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

The man who planted trees

This is one of my favourite stories

http://www.viddler.com/explore/Ms_Valerie/videos/240/

enjoy :D
by brettmtl
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 13092

That is very interesting Ian, I will find out where I can get some and trial an area. It makes a lot of sense and I have often wondered about the perched lakes of Fraser Island and what forms the seal in otherwise sand. Thanks a lot for your input, I really appreciate it. Thanks Duane I loved the vi...
by brettmtl
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: seedballs
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

seedballs

Has anyone used seedballs to revegetate land

:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWyduWsoy8o
by brettmtl
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 13092

Hi Shirley, There is a fair bit of cover at the moment, thanks for asking. Currently making seed balls, like chocolate truffles, instead, you blend compost and clay and place within a tree seed. I am using blackwood seeds. Then allow these small balls about 3cm round to dry. I can then walk around p...
by brettmtl
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Massive pool of Untapped Labour
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Thats the entrepreneur spirit Ian, Off the top of my head a lot of the large Corporations have team building events, where they might as a group plant trees. There is also Green Corps where you can get a group of youngsters to build a project on your land over 6 months. A friend works at Conservatio...
by brettmtl
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 13092

I love your optimism Duane, it would seriously need to rain for two weeks to get any sort of head wall cut. The Operator who cut them suggested placing straw bales in each cut if I want to stop flow. I am thinking about placing 100mm of wood chips in each one, to slow water flow down and build up ca...
by brettmtl
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 13092

You are on the ball Duane, yes water moves from left to right. Foxdale, I used photobucket.com to generate code for forum. It is really easy to do, just upload photos from your computer to photobucket and under 'Share' you will find the code for bulletin boards and forums. Just copy and paste that i...
by brettmtl
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23296

Thanks Angela,

Bill is a living legend and there is plenty of thought provoking information contained in these movies.

I thought some of that footage looks familiar and when they said central Victoria it made me feel right at home :lol:

So many opportunities
by brettmtl
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23296

THanks

Thanks Novaris, Adrian and Ian for your encouragement and interest. Here are a few photos that best show what is happening at the moment http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/brettmtl/IMG_3078.jpg Ross placing old sleeper in swale and proof that they work. I have seen water in them on three separa...
by brettmtl
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 13092

focused

There are some really good points made here, a cross pollination of ideas. I might as well throw in my two bob. 1) laser levelled and pegged out contour 2) Grader went maximum of 400mm deep. 3)Then in middle of swales made cuts through every 50 - 100 metres to allow water to flow through the middle ...
by brettmtl
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23296

update

A quick update for those interested. 1)3.5km of swales have been graded along contours, at a depth of 400mm, there are 6 in total. Have already seen these twice filled with rain 2) Drainage channel that drained swamp has been blocked and so all runoff from surrounding landscape will gather in swamp ...
by brettmtl
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13071

raindance

Hi Sheila, Welcome Hallelujah, finally someone is talking some sense. I thought it was common sense that our forest management is to blame for these fires. Cutting rainforest and wet schlerophyll forest and only reseeding with eucalypts is asking for trouble. I like some of your ideas, but getting t...
by brettmtl
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23296

quick update

Hi everyone, Thanks for your support and ideas. Quick update: After talking to some locals, will run strand of electric along top of old fence, as I saw with my own eyes a cow jump the fence. This is the most effective method I am told. Then will dig around 3km of 1m deep contour swale. Have started...
by brettmtl
Sat May 31, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Scientists say CO2 emissions NOT the cause of climate change
Replies: 16
Views: 6198

Thanks for the update Duane :D I have noticed the difference between standing under a tree in a paddock and then walking 15 meters to be in the full sun. Definitely a 8 - 15 degree difference on a 30 plus day. It makes a lot of sense that tree cover will help cool the planet, I suppose it is given m...