We Love food forest's!
If your looking at production style food forest's or just wild forest's we can do both.
The design pictured is functional and successional, meaning its all set to work with each other, provide huge amounts of food and open up food cropping of vegetables in the alley ways. All set on contour lines and water flows means it has the deepest and most fertile soil, with the highest in ground moisture holding capabilities.
The forest has been planted in super high density to maximise the space available also providing much, fertiliser, irrigation and weed control all through pruning maintenance itself.
Come back to this "service" in 4 weeks and you will see the updated picture of these alley ways covered in a sea of green. This is a specialised cover crop mix to stabilise the soil and start to nourish the forest system and prepare the ground for vegetable production.
Each mound has an edge of stabilisation which retains moisture, slows water and stabilises soil in the early days of establishment, until the roots of the trees prevent erosion and the cover crops grow.
But it also has a functional purpose, created to have slow release foods for the critical fungus within the soil with dense acacia woods, providing a long term home to these families.
Each and every tree we plant is structured to catch and hold the water (as pictured) They are inoculated with Actinomycetes bacteria (nitrogen fixing) Pseudomonas fungi (disease suppressing) and Mycorhizal Fungi (network building, drought resistance, mineral mining and fertilising)
Along with plenty of quick release foods to stimulate and cultivate the microbes establishing them in the beds. We also have balanced the surface of the soil to take the wood chips without effecting surface nitrogen uptake. As wood chips usually slow the growth in early days without this.
Each Forest is inoculated with our own BD500 Horn manure preparation that we produce in Wongawallan and Gympie.
We can pretty much do any style of forest you wish, and love doing living food forest hedge systems. Everything is customisable and can be done on any environment.