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Old 08-04-2012, 10:55 AM
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As far as the trees go, we planted some type of hybrid poplar about two years ago and they are about 15 ft now. The catch is that they are fairly narrow so you need a lot of them.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:46 PM
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:32 PM
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:10 PM
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Only got to remove the majority of the topsoil before it got too wet, we are carting it some distance to fully utilise it so not much to look at yet. Looking at eucalypts and wattles around the outside at this stage. Poplars don't like my crappy heavy clay highly saline soil here. Wondering what your thoughts are about planting trees on the bank or whether they need to be outside the dam. Worried about the roots intruding and upsetting the integrity of the bank?

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:25 PM
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Still a bit damp over hear but drying out quick. I will be back into about Christmas time I reckon. My scraper is a touch heavy, approx. 45t when full of wet clay. Makes big marks
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:50 PM
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Eucalyptus grows fast. FWIW.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:24 PM
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Never plant trees on a dam. When they die or a root dies it will leave passages for water to pass. Here in Texas when we build stock tanks on the ranch the soil conservation district will not allow anything other than grass on a dam.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:59 PM
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Never plant trees on a dam. When they die or a root dies it will leave passages for water to pass. Here in Texas when we build stock tanks on the ranch the soil conservation district will not allow anything other than grass on a dam.
Thanks Mustang, Good advice. I am nowhere near the tree planting stage yet I am a farmer here in OZ. PM me some photos, like to hear more about farming over there. Cheers
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:28 PM
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If its strictly a 3 event lake , I would copy this one if possible. 2150ft long and off set islands that set you up perfectly for the course. Its pretty much perfect .

If am ever lucky enough to take this on, I would go longer for wakeboarding, barefooting and goofing around.
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