LOCAL NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FARMS AND LANDSCAPING
NURSERY OUT OF STOCK FOR 2021
Full range of stock should be available again in March 2022
All plants in forestry tubestock $ 3 each
Over 100 plants $ 2.50 each
Over 1000 plants $ 1.90 each
Open by appointment
Please ring Damian on 0407 224 490 to make an appointment or for advise.
We are a production nursery open to the general public, specializing in growing native trees and shrubs from the local area. Our plants are grown in forestry tubes making them ideal for cost effective 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. The plants are all direct sown then thinned rather than transplanted. Using this method ensures they have undisturbed root systems and superior selections.
Please call if you would like an up to date indication of available species as we do not keep regular stocklists.
No postage or freight services provided.
Courier pickups accepted.
Italian Stone Pine seedlings
We are also 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 because they are tap rooted trees and 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. When freshly cracked they 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 blackcockatoos can. The advancement of drone technology recently for pest control could assist in reducing crop damage by these birds. Call me if you want to know more about stone pines.
SNOW MOUNTAIN BERRIES
Also the home of snow mountain berries. We produce arronia, english gooseberry, white alpine strawberry, redcurrants and saskatoon berries