Tj Jefferson wrote:
...the soil that was laid down during the Cretaceous period is approximately 150 feet (or more) below the surface...
Ugh, I'm going to need a much bigger subsoiler.
Nicole Alderman wrote:True, but on the phone, who can tell which bear/bare one is talking about!
Steve Farmer wrote:Agree with Ben, good chance it's a delonix regia also known as red flame tree and often wrongly called a jacaranda. A possibly boring fact about the delonix regia is that it is a legume but it doesn't fix nitrogen, I believe the only example of a non nitrogen fixing legume known to mankind.
F Agricola wrote:
A Kiwi growing Eucalypts across the ditch? The next thing you guys will be doing is farming ‘our’ possums!
F Agricola wrote:Most of the farmers in the arid parts of Oz have destroyed their land from generations of ignorance e.g. Removal of trees and other plants along gullies, watercourses and boundary lines in the unsupported belief they remove water and take up productive cropping space.
The natural layers of grasses, shrubs and trees disturb wind flows that strip moisture from the surface and carry away topsoil. Trees along drain lines ensure water penetration and aid filtration.
Keeping wide strips of natural vegetation along boundary lines, paddocks, and drain lines keep stock and crops protected from inclement weather - sometimes I'd like to chain a farmer and their family in the hot sun in summer, the rain in winter, and see how they'd go, because they expose livestock to those circumstances.
It took decades for the dopey shits to accept the obvious idea that retaining stubble keeps moisture, carbon and soil flora alive and cropping productive!
With the current series of droughts in the Outback, it's sheer luck we're not experiencing a Dust Bowl event like 1930's America.
If layering plants in a garden creates microclimates, then it's just a matter of upscaling.
J Argyle wrote:
That is a wild story. If only your friend would have been very clear that it was extremely rare. Sad you lost that plant. Does your friend still have his collection?