Releasing trees

Ecocover weedmap around a hebe

Protecting young trees from being smothered by grass is an essential part of establishing new plantings.  We are establishing a trial of techiques on the 2011 plantings along the watercourse west of the Rewanui carpark. The trees involved in the trial are the first two rows along the Eastern fenceline.  The treatmemnts are:

  • Spraying with Glyphosate (roudup)
  • Physically celaring grass by hand
  • Using bio degradable weed mats
  • No treatments.

Trees with white stakes have been sprayed and weed mats will be put around some of these and some unsprayed ones. The aim of the trial is establish the best results in term of growth as well as cost effectiveness

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