Some tree watering tips from the locals

Over the last couple of months we have been visiting some of the farms that have been involved in the ‘Saving our Superb Parrot’ project.

As the weather has been so dry people have come up with some great ideas to keep the trees alive and we thought you might like to see some of them.

Watering Milkbottle

This would be a good one if you don’t have too many trees to water. The landholder, over towards Neville, fills up 3lt milk bottles. They have put a small hole in the base and sit the bottle at an angle so the water slowly comes out. They have also tied the bottle to the post so it can’t blow away once empty. What a great idea!!

Woolen Mulch

Check out this next idea!! Over near Cowra they have used old wool found lying around the shed to mulch the trees and have had great success so far this summer. You can see the wool is already starting to break down. We would love to hear if anyone else has tried or regularily uses this method.


This is another one over near Cowra. The bucket is tied to the guard with holes drilled in the bottom. It’s pretty quick to then drive past on the quad with water tank attached, fill and move onto the next tree.

It is great to see so many of the trees planted surviving thanks to the efforts and care of all the farmers involved.

If you have any tips or tricks for how you keep your young trees alive we would love to hear about them. You never know, what you do might be the perfect solution for someone else. The more we share, the more our community and environment can thrive.


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