IT’S that time of the year again – tree planting season.
Those who ordered native trees through the Wagin Woodanilling Landcare office will need to pick up their seedlings on June 28 at the shire depot.
Orders can be collected after 10am.
Successful tree planting is mainly due to good site preparation, which entails two main actions, ripping and spraying.
It is essential to break through compacted soils for a good start in life and thorough weed control to cancel out any competition for the seedlings.
This year more than 46,000 native seedlings have been ordered through the Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone (WWLZ) as well as about 85,000 Eyres green saltbush.
A range of tree planting gear is available for hire through the WWLZ.
The Wagin LCDC has a trailed Kylera machine which performs ripping, mounding, scalping and planting.
Also available is the Chatfield tree planter which is located at the Woodanilling Shire.
For those smaller areas that are hard to access there are also numerous handheld tree planters (pottiputkis) available for loan at the Landcare office.
Contact Danielle or Bev on 9861 2222 for more information or to hire equipment.