It's tree time
10 November 2014
If you are thinking about planting trees next autumn there’s still time to order your tube stock through the Kangaroo Island Native Plant Nursery.
You may be thinking of putting a windbreak around your house or to protect your stock. Or perhaps you want to plant out an unused patch of ground on your small acreage or a few plants to fill in your garden. Whatever the reason, the nursery has a large selection of Kangaroo Island native species grown from seed or cuttings collected and grown on the island.
A free advisory service is available to ensure that what you plant will grow on your patch. For larger holdings staff can visit your property and give advice regarding suitable plants depending on rainfall, soil type, salinity and need.
Most of the plants are tube stock which grow quickly if planted in autumn after seasonal breaking rains. The soil is still holding warmth left over from summer and wet enough for the plant to grow without watering. By the end of winter the plant’s root system will have established well and grown deep enough to survive the following summer without watering.
If you are not able to place an order in the next month the nursery may still be able to help you as it grows many thousands of tube stock that are for sale during its winter opening period between May and August.