LOCAL NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FARMS AND LANDSCAPING
We are a production nursery open to the general public, specializing in growing native trees and shrubs which come from the local area. Most of our plants are grown in forestry tubes making them ideal for windbreaks, re-vegetation, farm forestry and large scale landscaping. We provide a very wide range of common and unusual species endemic to the ACT and Southern Tablelands. Seed is sourced or collected locally with provenance upon request.
We grow our plants in 120mm forestry tubes as we have found this provides the greatest plant success rates for cost effectiveness. The forestry tubes are ribbed inside ensuring the roots grow downwards rather than circling the pot. Tubes are elevated from the ground on trays and open bottomed which allows the roots to be pruned by the air. This way the plants roots are positioned to grow down and outwards when planted out, ensuring a healthy root structure for their later life.
All our plants are grown in open air conditions and hardened by minimizing water and exposing them to frost. This makes them tough, ensuring they have the best chance of success. Our plants are all direct sown then thinned rather than transplanted. Using this method ensures they have undisturbed root systems and superior gene selections.
We also have a wide selection of native groundcovers and small shrubs in large supertubes, providing a economical option for garden plantings. The species available usually includes Grevilleas, Westringias,Protrantheras, Correas, Croweas, Hakeas, Boronias, Kangaroo paws, Saltbush and more. Call if you would like an up to date indication of available species.
Nursery is open only by appointment.
Please phone Damian on 0407224490 to arrange a time that suits you.
90 mm $6
FORESTRY TUBE PRICES
$ 3 each
$ 2.50 each for orders over 100 plants
Italian Stone Pine seedlings
We are also commercial size propagators of Pinus pinea seedlings in forestry tubes. The seeds for these trees are sourced from our own pine nut plantation of 200 established trees at the nursery. These pines are drought tolerant, tap rooted trees which produce edible pine nuts. Pine nuts are used to make pesto and other gourmet food products. The trees are slow growing but from the age of 10 years produce nuts and continue producing for over 150 years. Stone pine nuts are a premium product which are double the size of the Korean pin nuts available in the shops and when freshly cracked are soft and juicy by comparison. Fresh nuts can fetch upwards of $100 a kilo. Being tap rooted, unlike most surface rooted pines, Italian stone pine trees grow grass under their canopy and that means pasture is still available for stock grazing. The shade of the trees provides good protection from the sun for our stock. White cockatoos cannot eat the cones but black can. The advancement of drone technology recently for pest control could assist in reducing crop damage by these birds. We have found that the cockatoos have only damaged a small percentage of our cones. Call me if you want to know more about stone pines.