It’s rainy season, time to plant the seedlings! These were grown from seeds that were planted in October 2015. They are the biggest of the seedlings we have growing in the tree nursery. A lot of the seedlings have grown so robustly that their tap roots have struck out of the bag and are growing into the soil of the nursery floor. Uh oh, we will have to do some careful digging to get them out of the nursery.
These seedlings will be planted inside tree lines. The Madre de Cacaos will serve as nurse trees, providing shade for the young trees while they are not yet established. According to the Miyawaki method of reforestation, a seedling will need some extra care and attention for the first three years.
Turns out I made way too many labels. I didn’t account for the seedlings that didn’t survive.
The Total Seedlings Planted:
Akle 149 pcs
Pangi 102 pcs
Palomaria 270 pcs
Lamio 78 pcs
8 thoughts on “Tree Planting 2016”
love your drawings and of course what you’re doing!
On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Tonji and Sylvias Bird Sanctuary wrote:
> Sylvia Ramos posted: “It’s rainy season, time to plant the seedlings! > These were grown from seedlings in October 2015. They are the biggest of > the seedlings we have growing in the tree nursery. A lot of the seedlings > have grown so robustly that their tap roots have struck out ” >
Thank you! I’m getting into nature journaling.
Hi Sylvia! Excellent illustrations and notes! Are these from the sack of seeds Mang Ed brought last year? Will you be following the Miyawaki method for all your refo projects? I look forward to your documentation of the whole process 🙂
Hi Lala, thank you! Yes, these are from Mang Ed! He was a huge help, hope we can get him to come back. Yes, we’re basically following the Miyawaki method and planting densely. Also trying to do some assisted natural regeneration by removing the hagonoy. It’s hard to keep track of all the trees once they’re planted. We’re planting this batch in shade and we hope they do well.
Am loving the sketches ! Did the narra seeds grow? Not sure how to grow from seed but Cel said just dip into moist soil pot?
Thanks Irene! The Narra seeds are planted in seedling bags, but I don’t think they sprouted yet. Will have to check. I forgot to thank you for the seeds!! We planted them like coins, that’s what we were told to do. I’m enjoying nature journaling!! It’s so fun!
Hi, any update on the forest? Please post some photos. Thanks
A lot of the ones that were planted inside the tree line died right away. That turned out to be a bad idea. We are not doing that anymore.