Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Blackwoods -get the seed NOW

Here is the distinctive seed close up . Leaves dark green and the head gear around the seed is red . Boil or bake the seed and a plantation you can make .  Posted by Picasa

Now is the time to collect blackwood seed . The red tinge is a giveaway . Blackwood are great as a tenaciuos replacement for willows in unstable channels - make good shade trees and can be planted in diverse cultures to produce timber.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Old growth Eels?-another case of sentiment before science

Lots of eels are dying and polluting the foreshores of lakes around here in recent months. Give it a rest, we have had a drought . So why the ass about research effort at Muddyworry on risks evident enough to those who know there stuff. Where are the real world advisers who can put risk into the big picture? Why do we seem to be at the mercy of emotion about environment ? How much does the preservationist doctrine now prevent harvesting of a resource, when it makes sound scientific sense to do so. When they die anyway ? what do you think?