This year we have started our reforestation efforts a bit earlier so we can plant more and the plants can enjoy the winter rains.
- 18 new trees in this three-layer windbreak in Reforestation field. These include: Atlas Cedar, Quince, Persimmon, Mediterranean Cypress, Catalpa, Hazels, Willows, Cherry, Pear, Mulberry, Oaks
- We have also planted many more trees within our food forests and restoration agriculture fields, update to come soon
- Last years reforestation survival rate was low due to a year of drought. We have decided that this year we will irrigate the trees for a maximum survival rate
- We currently have dedicated a 1 hectare field for the reforestation plan
- We planned to plant another field this winter but due to some trees not surviving the drought and the fire risk from uncut grass, we will focus efforts in this field
- We still plan to plant some trees in other fields, but with fencing around each
- This will allow sheep to graze there to keep the grass low and fire safe without risking the tree being eaten
- This will take much more time to plant as we need to put three fence posts and a fence around each one.
- This will incur more costs as we need more fence posts and fencing but these can be reused once the tree no longer requires the fence
- This method could infact icrease the area we reforest faster as we can spread trees out further and less dense.
- This years planting has been funded by donations from guests that were here and the food forest course
- We still have some funding from donations made this year from some of you, we will be purchasing and planting these trees in January 2020 as we are finalising the designs
- Designs will be published soon
Field dedicated for reforestation
Swale in reforestation field
Thank you for your support. If you can donate money, time or trees to this program we would greatly appreciate it.
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