Matt Tebbit wrote: Practically the whole piece of land is barren right now barring the trees who just happen to occupy the spot where water accumulates (a ditch, obviously it's the best spot).
Matt Tebbit wrote: The area I want to plant is maybe 2 meters wide by 10 meters long, how many trees could feasibly be planted on an area that size?
Matt Tebbit wrote:Oh yeah, one final note. I'm not sure what makes Eucalyptus such nasty pieces of work, I think that they just take a lot of the water and nutrients from the soil, in and around the plantations (that are everywhere here) nothing else grows, they completely dominate the eco-system. Unfortunately (fortunately) they're loved by everyone here, they grow on degraded ground, need no attention, have the growth in 10 years that an Andean tree would require 100, can be cut down and they grow right back. The local forests in the highlands have all but disappeared.