Additional information for Silver wattle

Silver wattle

Common name  Silver wattle
Botanical name  Acacia Dealbata
Family  Fabaceae
Details  Fast growing, coppices readily, good firewood. Can sucker from root disturbed / damaged roots.
Diameter  1.00
Date  July 01, 2010
Height (m)  25
Drought tolerance  
Evergreen  
Nitrogen fixer  
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Soil type  Dry
Wind tolerance  High

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,

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Coppice silver wattle

Coppice silver wattle

Seven year old tree. Coppiced at about 1.2 meters height, trunk 350mm diameter.
Update: Tree died, probably wrong time of year and low rainfall
April 29, 2017
6 year old silver wattle

6 year old silver wattle

Details  This tree has put on exceptional growth. It will be coppiced for firewood,
Date  November 04, 2016
Tags    progress 
Silver wattle growing madly

Silver wattle growing madly

Planted in 2010, this silver wattle has but put on an impressive amount of height since this photo in mid 2012. Nature only needs the slightest nudge to send it down a path of productivity and abundance.
I noticed fantails use the wattle trees as 'stepping stones' or islands to travel across the open expanse of paddock.
In 2014 the tree is now large enough for an 8 year old to climb.
July 06, 2014
  wattle  acacia  carbon  growth 

Acacia

Common name  wattle, mimosa
Family  Fabaceae
Details  A large genus of fast growing, evergreen, nitrogen fixing plants ranging in size from shrubs to canopy trees.
Main uses include firewood, timber, shelter and support
Flowers  Yellow
Evergreen  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial