Planting trees to protect our bees!
Trees are an incredibly important source of food for bees and other pollinators. In part due to their large size which contains thousands of flower heads giving the pollinators their important source of food in one place.
Pollinators, especially bees, require forage from early spring through to late autumn, and native trees, including eucalyptus, tea tree and other native trees provides the food to keep the bees alive to pollinate.
The advantage of planting native wild flowering trees is that the larvae of many native butterflies and moths rely on tree foliage. However, there are some late flowering non native trees, such as Cup Gum, which can provide a valuable source of autumn nectar.
Prepare the soil and ensure the location is compatible with he trees being planted
Select & Plant our Tree
Select the tree to match the site preparation, dig into the soil.
Water the tree in. All going well trees planted over autumn, and winter may only require watering for the first year over Kangaroo Islands hot dry summers.
Nurture and Protect
Ensure the tree guards are maintained in good condition and weeds are removed to prevent unnecessary competition to the tree.
Remove the Guards and watch the tree grow
This is when all of the hard work has paid off and our trees are growing and thriving providing pollen to the bees cover to the birds.
A glorious time to be alive!