2019

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By Greer

Black Apple

Common name of tree Black apple / Yellow Buttonwood Indigenous name of tree Jerra-wa-wah (in NSW) Average life of tree ?? unknown at this point Years until first fruits 3-5 years Fruiting season September – November, every couple of years Number of years tree will fruit ?? unknown at this point Type of fruit Black-skinned, […]

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By Jackie Hooper

Tree Friend: Black Mulberry (Morus nigra)

Black Mulberry Tree  (Morus nigra) a) Average expected life of tree: 25-70 years b) Years until trees first fruit: 1-2 years c) Season of year when productive tree fruits: Summer d) Average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins: 40-50 years e) Country/area of origin: Southwest Asia f) Average annual rainfall in […]

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By Haidee

Tree Friend – Dwarf Cavendish

Dwarf Cavendish (Musa acuminata) Average expected life of tree – The Dwarf Cavendish is not actually a tree, it is an evergreen, perennial, herbaceous plant. The base of the plant is the corm and from the corm pseudostems grow. Each pseudostem produces a flower which then bears the banana fruit. Once the fruit has matured […]

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By Gemma Heggie

My Tree Friend – Pigeon Pea – Canjanus Cajun

Pigeon Pea Cajanus Cajan This small shrubby tree makes an excellent friend. It is attractive, gentle but hardy, not very needy, and has many many benefits. It is sure to impress with its fast growing ability, soil stabilising skills and multipurpose foliage. It provides great support and its nutritional legumes make an awesome curry. What’s […]

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By Sarah Mahoney

Tree Friend

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET AVACADO TREE <3 Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) An avocado tree will continue to grow and produce fruit until something kills the tree. If healthy, 50-400 years   Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can […]

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By Chris Tejcek

Tree Friend: Kalamata Olive (Olea europaea)

Kalamata Olive (Olea europaea) Life Span: Extremely hardy trees that can withstand the harshest conditions and live on for hundreds of years. The oldest know Olive tree that still stands tall and produces olives is located in Crete and is estimated to be approximately 2000-3000 years old.   First Harvestable Fruit: Trees produce fruit from […]

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By Konrad Sroka

Next Residential Permaculture Course (PDC) at Noosa Forest Retreat – March 2019

Thought about doing a residential PDC course this year? The next 12-day Permaculture Design Certificate course: 22 March – 02 April 2019 MORE INFO & BOOKING Where? The PDC course is run at the Noosa Forest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Australia. Cutting Edge Permaculture Learn cutting edge permaculture from a team of […]

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