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by nik
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: the future of slashing
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

the future of slashing

Hi Duane I was wondering whether Peter had any ideas on how to appoach slashing and mulching in this new era of expensive fuel. As the cost of fuel keeps escalating the ability to run the slasher as often will likely decrease if not stop. The alternatives besides manual labour would be to use animal...
by nik
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

The only drawback with white cedar is the caterpillar plague they can sometimes get, which can totally defoliate them. I forget which moth or butterfly it is from but the way to address the problem is to wrap a heshan bag around the base of the tree over night. the caterpillars will go under the bag...
by nik
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

Looking forward to hearing it. The seeds that Ron kindly sent me are planted in seed raising mix, so hopefully I will be seeing some popping their heads up soon.

Nik
by nik
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

white cedar grows naturally in this area so it shouldn't be a problem. thanks for your warning.
by nik
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

Looking forward to it. Will keep you posted

Nik
by nik
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

Hi Duane

An excellent suggestion. Quick growing tree too. I would be interested in getting seeds.

many thanks

Nik
by nik
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 28455

willow alternatives

Would anyone have any other plant species recommendations for plants that will do the same functions as willows for the northern rivers area. the willows that grow on my place don't seem to do very well (too hot?). Or should I be looking for a particular species of willow? Or would they be suffering...