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How big are our plants?

This is a great question and one we welcome being asked. Because we sell a well priced plant we get a lot of people asking how big our plants are because they're priced similar to root trainer or 5cm pot grades. In this video we dispel the myth that a well lower priced plant is a poor plant... but we also dispel the myth that a cheap plant is good value.   We want you to choose a plant that has these key traits Is a good size to out compete grass when establishingHas aggressive rootsIs...

April 21, 2021

How do I make my planting look great, fast?!

We live in an age where people want quick results.  That's fair enough as you've put a lot of hard work in to your planting, even if you're growing a forest which is going to last for thousands of years you will still want it to look good now!So how do you ensure those rapid visual gains?  Here are our three top tipsIncrease plant densityA lot of farmers will push out plant spacing to ~2m but if you spend a bit more and plant at 1.5m spacing then you'll have more trees filling in ...

April 15, 2021

Why our trees grow in trays

As you will have likely picked up by now, our main motivation is getting trees planted as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.  Breaking down the barriers for people to establish native plantings on their land.A big part of that is growing our plants efficiently in 28 cell trays.Here are the key reasons why we do this Aggressive roots - The cell trays have groves in them which train the roots downwards and build a strong root ball which allows the plant to rocket away onc...

April 2, 2021

What's in a name?

I have the absolute privilege of being guardian of this beast of a Rimu. It stands tall, high on the hill at the top of my farm in a small patch of virgin bush that seems to have been spared the woodsman’s axe. There are also massive Tawa and Pukatea but there is no doubting who the patriarch of this forest is and that’s why he is embodied in the centre of our logo. So why Restore? Well simply put that’s what we’re trying to do. Any piece of erosion prone farmland or swampy stream bank ...

March 29, 2021

Sourcing the best seeds

You've probably heard of "eco sourcing" if you've had much to do with buying native plants.  Broadly speaking that's collecting seeds from the same area that you're going to plant them in.  There are two reasons why that is importantIt protects the unique features of locally grown treesIt ensures that the tree you're buying will grow well in your areaThe Restore Native approach to Eco Sourcing considers some other factors too.  We accept that a lot of the widely grown plants ...

March 1, 2021

What's the difference between Manuka and Kanuka?

I have to admit that there was once a time that I couldn't tell these two apart - That's why I'm keen to share this information as I think lots of kiwis still lump both of these plants in to the "Ti Tree" category.   There are three simple tricks that I use to tell the two apart"Manuka mean, Kanuka Kind" - The Manuka leaves are a bit spiky when you run your hand across them whereas Kanuka is softer to the touch Their Habit - Manuka is an out and out shrub, it doesn't gro...

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