At the top of this hill we planted a grafted walnut (for quicker fruiting) and a chestnut (Jackie and Jim will add another one soon for pollination) This is truly zone 5 or more, as these trees,once established will only be visited in nut harvest season each year. In the middle of the pic in the ephemeral creek line you can see some new Carex, Lomandra and a local Tea-tree all with jute weed mat pinned around them, improving the habitat for frogs (we found many) and even the native to this area. Higher on the slope is the new !! Hazelnuts like moisture so are well suited to planting in Gippsland near a creek line. This cold climate is good for them too. Right at the back is the zone 1 orchard.
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