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 selling my land and yesterday drove there and met with a real estate agent and before he left I was convinced of selling.
I then thought I will go for one last walk over land and say my farewells. I was walking along the first swale not expecting to see anything, when bang, I saw this thing growing in mulch that didn't look like grass, as I got closer, I realised it was one of the Mountain Ash seedlings, growing and thriving.
The last time I watered these seedlings was in Dec, so they have had no irrigation for 6 months and grew through summer with no assistance. I burst into tears as all the emotion of the past 3 years welled up within me. Here was a clear and definite sign from God that I am on the right track. I thought of the movie 'Field of Dream', build it and they will come. Or the story of Skidboot, the amazing dog. Youtube it.
This is what filled my senses
I then raced around the other swales and counted a total of 3 Mountain Ash seedlings and 1 blackwood. I thought how good is God and then gave my praise to Jesus and God, they are the best. My prayers have been answered, I know that the vision I was given is anointed by God, I don't need any other confirmation.
I then knew, I am the steward of these plants and there is no way I can sell this land.
I then went over to the shipping container and noticed something very interesting. At the base is all green, here is another sign that there is more than enough moisture around to sustain any type of forest. They say this land receives less than 600mm of rain per year. This only counts rainfall and doesn't count the moisture in the air.
From my observations, the moisture collects on the container at night and waters the ground below. This is symbolic of what trees do and is a sign of what will happen to this land when the Mountain Ash grow and at night will water the understory.
I recently became engaged to the most wonderful woman and to celebrate we are having a tree planting engagement celebration on this land.
I would like to extend the invite to all people on this forum to come along, plants some trees, make some seedballs, bonfire celebration and view this soon to be rainforest,
It is time to celebrate and that is why I would love to invite everyone who has witnessed this journey.
Date: Sunday June 27th 10am - 4pm
Come together to celebrate in a fun filled environment.
All welcome, family, friends and children.
Chance to get down dirty and have fun in nature, involves planting Mountain Ash and Blackwood seedlings and making seedballs.
Lunch provided, tea, coffee and marshmallows all day to keep you nice and warm and focused.
What to bring: Warm clothes, gloves, any hand tools that will help with planting.
RSVP by Friday the 18th of June for catering purposes
If you are interested, please message me and I will send further details
ps If anyone has seed they would like to contribute to the seedballs, please private message. Would prefer pittosporum, acacia, casuarina, white cypress pine and some other hardy species for the boundary windbreak. Thanks Shirley for the seeds will send my address