Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:A quick update.
Another 20,000+ seeds have been placed in the ground.
A simple tool was made to help in the seed placement (see photo) - it allows for the placement of 500 seeds per hour - on level ground.
Small quantities of seeds were send to Cyprus, the island of Crete, and the island Amorgos to test whether the seeds we have discussed in this thread will survive in these places - Cyprus, Crete and Amorgos have long hot dry summers - we will see what happens and report back, on the good/bad ....
In the spring I will be checking and reporting back on what is happening with this year's seeds, and the young trees from the previous years.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:An interesting presentation by Dr. Dianne Six
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Hi Elle,
I am sorry to hear about the pine tree loss - it must be difficult.
It's not hard to plant new trees by seed - you just need to take the 1st step (what do they say about the 1,000 mile journey?) - actually for you right now is a good time to take a hand full of seeds and stick them in the ground and then keep an eye on them to see how they do. Once you find what the earth likes to grow in your area, use these trees as ground cover. It's easy - you can plant 1,000 seeds in 2 - 4 hours - 15 years from now people and animals will benefit from your small effort.
I am curious about the trees infested with pine beetles - is there a large scale natural reforestation taking place, after the fires, or are the seeds washed away by sudden rains?
If you have new pine trees growing, do these get attacked again by pine beetles again?
Do the other trees in the area, such as apple trees get attacked by the beetle or is it just the pines?