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Planting Trees for Livestock Fodder

If you’d asked me six years ago about the ingredients of a perfect weekend, I’d have listed partying, camping in the Outback, or a combination of the two.

Fast-forward to the weekend just gone, which we spent digging holes, moving bushes and planting Japanese fodder willows in freezing rain (Saturday) and heavy frost (Sunday). It was one of the most satisfying and productive weekends I’ve had all year.*

We’re trialling 60 of these willows as a feed source for our stock. If they grow well, we’ll plant another 300 next year.

Fodder willow cuttings ready for planting Continue reading