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Grow Trees The Tree Growers Tool Kit helps people to grow the best trees for their lifestyle. We're developing a set of multi-media resources for tree growers and field workers.

TGTK_Planting_outThe Tree Growers Tool Kit currently contains a booklet, pamphlets and videos that show people how to:

  • Choose their tree planting site and tree layout

  • Consider the need for drainage and fertiliser

  • Plant-out their seedlings

  • Plant-out their Teak stumps

 

Booklet

The A5 Nursery Guidelines are written in Tok-Pisin with illustrations that describe 10 simple steps for establishing a village nursery supplying Acacia and Eucalyptus spp. seedlings:

 

Pamphlets

These A5 Tree Fact Sheets are written in simple English with illustrations in Tok-Pisin for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

These A5 Tree Fact Sheets are written in Tok-Pisin with illustrations for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

These 6 Balsa Fact Sheets (including Growing Balsa) are written in English with photos for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

 This A5 Agroforestry Fact Sheet is written in Tok-Pisin with illustrations for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

 

Videos:

In this 30 minute Training Video staff at OISCA, in East New Britain Province of PNG, introduce their tried and tested techniques for Teak seed germination, nursery propagation, uprooting and cutting, site preparation, and transplanting.

These 9 short Training Videos show how to plant and look after seedlings:

Planting seedlings:

  • A short demonstration of planting "wildlings" as a method for establishing new woodlots. Click here to download.

  • A clear demonstration of how to plant a tree seedling to maximise its chances of survival after planting out. Click here to download.

  • A farmer describes the process and benefits of planting tree seedlings into a small woodlot adjacent to his village. Click here to download.

  • A demonstration of how to plant seedlings, including different methods for removing the seedling from polybags. Click here to download.

  • Planting of seedlings on a very steep slope and the importance of saving polybags for later use to reduce spoiling the environment. Click here to download.

  • A young woman plants a seedling demonstrating that tree planting is a task that all people are involved in. Click here to download.

 

Preparing and planting teak stumps:

  • Detailed account of the process used to establish teak stumps from a nursery bed to the field, includes discussion on spacing and maintenance. Click here to download.

 

Drainage:

  • Orowa Dudu shows the difference in health and vigour of trees that relates to imperfect drainage across his site. Click here to download.

 

Fertiliser:

  • Inter Vinarut, of OISCA in East New Britain Province of PNG, speaks about the conditions where fertilser is needed, as well as the timing and method of application. Click here to download.

 

Other:

The Extension Materials listed below relate to the topic "Planting-out your trees". These documents reflect the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of Pacific lsland Projects

 

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