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  1. Happy Wattle Day Everyone! Today is September 1st which is Australia's National Wattle Day, coincidentally with the beginning of spring it is also the best time to germinate seeds for most Acacia (wattle) species! To celebrate I have updated the Acacia courtii propagation guide by expanding it, adding more of a visual element and made it easier to access by locating it here in PDF form to be downloaded and shared. I am very happy to see people relishing the opportunity to grow these plants! Happy Gardening! communacacian_-_Acacia_courtii_and_Other_Friends_From_Seed_to_Tree_2.2.pdf
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    Courtii Seed

    Gimli, if I’ve misinterpreted things then I do apologise. While wild seeds are far from perfect, I believe they have played an important role in conservation. However, I do share your sentiment that there are enough seeds out there now and hopefully cultivated seed is all we see from here on in.
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    Courtii Seed

    Gimli, 'Cultivated seed' is only just becoming a reality now and has been the result and goal of those who have put enormous effort into distributing a small amount of seed so that people like yourself who otherwise have absolutely no exposure to this plant have the opportunity to grow them and play a role in their conservation. Meanwhile, people are cutting down the trees where they stand and all you do is criticize the very source that has given you and many others the opportunity to grow them while knowingly buying as much of said "wild harvested seed" as you can and passing it off as your own. Hypocrisy at its worst
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    Happy Wattle Day everyone, Today is September 1st which is Australia's National Wattle Day, coincidentally with the beginning of spring it is also the best time to germinate seeds for most Acacia (wattle) species! To celebrate I would like to give away 50 Acacia courtii seeds. The first 10 members to reply to this post will receive 5 seeds of this very special species. Simply reply below and I will send you a message asking for your postal details. (sorry to the international folks here, this is within Australia only) *Condition Due to the threatened status, rarity of this plant and the scarcity of the seeds, I ask that those who do receive these seeds and successfully raise multiple plants gift one to another member here on SAB. Here are some propagation short notes which can be applied to most species. Acacia courtii Germination tek (short notes) By communacacian Germination medium Simple/Beginners medium: store bought seed raising mix Advanced Medium: coco coir peat 50%, perlite 30%, granatic sand 10%, 3mm river stone 10% Potting mix Beginners: Store bought native potting mix Advanced: Native potting mix 70%, Granatic Sand 10%, 3mm River stone 10%, Perlite 10% and additional native slow release fertiliser. You can mix in a small amount of inoculant soil too. 1. Put seeds in mug and put a kettle on 2. Once water is boiling pour over seeds in mug (fill up a few centimetres above seeds) 3. Once water has cooled add a teaspoon of rhizobial inoculant soil to the water and gently mix. (Most Acacia species do not require inoculation to aid germination but it helps with overall health and vigor once germinated. Inoculant soil can be collected from your local Acacia tree, just take a small handful of soil from the base of the tree, very little is required so no need to disturb the roots of the tree.) 4. Allow to sit for a further 24-48 hours then strain the seeds. 5. Fill up seedling tray with germination medium leaving a 1cm gap from the top. A small tray can do 10 – 20 seeds, a larger one can do up to 100. 6. Place seeds on top of your mix leaving 1cm gap between seeds. 7. Cover with another layer of germination medium filling up to the top of the tray and top with a thin layer of 3mm river stone. 8. Sprinkle inoculation soil over the tray and water in. 9. Set on heat mat with a thermostat or propagation table with temperature set to 23c. Alternatively set in warm place with good light. Water daily. 10. After two to four weeks seeds will begin to germinate. Once they are about 1-2cm tall. Gently pluck them out by using a dip stick (a thin pencil like object) and your hand to gently jiggle them out of the mix without breaking any roots. 11. Transfer into pots or tubes with your chosen potting mix. Best way to do this is put some soil in the bottom of the tube, hold the seedling with roots straight down with one hand and fill in soil around it with the other. You aim to get the soil to come to just where the roots meet the trunk and that level should be half a centimetre from the top of the tube 12. Water in with Seasol and keep in a place protected from harsh sun (such as a greenhouse with good airflow or a light shade cloth). Water daily and top dress with native slow release fertiliser every three months or as required. Happy Gardening
  5. Hi all, welcome to 2018! Acacia Courtii Seedlings for sale in bulk only this time A.C Bulk Pack - $120 inc postage 8 x Acacia courtii 40mm tubes - $100 P & H $20 Express Min. order of 8. If you are looking for smaller numbers or individual plants I suggest you contact the larger ethno retailers as I believe they will have some ready soon. Unfortunately no post to WA, NT or TAZ. Australia Only As you may know this is a very specially tree that has a limited population so hopefully these go to people with some land that can plant them out to ensure species survival long into the future! I would recommend re-potting them into something slightly larger and then planting into the ground after summer or if you can tend to them daily you could plant them out now in a semi shaded area watering daily. These trees are inoculated with their homebase rhizobia and are a picture of health. Kept under light shade cloth. PM for enquiry, Communacacian
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    2018-2019 Acacia Sales

    Hi all, A few Acacia trees available as we round off the end of the year! Acacia phlebophylla $45 Acacia courtii $20 Acacia acuminata (Narrow) $10 Acacia obtusifolia $10 (5 plants left) Express postage is $15 for 1-4 plants Sorry no post to Overseas, WA, TAS or NT PM for enquiry All the best! Acacia phlebophylla Acacia courtii Acacia obtusifolia Acacia Acuminata (narrow)
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    2018-2019 Acacia Sales

    Click on the images to see them properly, not sure why they are coming out blurry. Any ideas?
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    Hey everyone seeds will be in the post tomorrow! apologies for the delay
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    what an excellent idea!! you legend. Its very obvious that parks NSW has been recently monitoring the area and I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already done this, but I think additional cameras is a brilliant idea! Im very keen to make that happen
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    Earlier this year when I visited I was devastated to see this destruction and documented it thoroughly, trying to work out what the next step is!
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    3-4 months
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    Finished!
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    2018 - The Year of Acacia courtii (Finito)

    @Dicko Tubes my friend, PM for inquiry
  14. Id recommend building a poly tunnel with star pickets and 2 inch poly pipe. Be sure to put adequate ventilation, airflow is very important! either doors at either end or a large window at one end and a door at the other. You can make shade areas using the same polypipe/star picket combo, just stretch and staple shade cloth over the frame. Its can be good to have a few shade areas, one medium density, one light. I use the poly purely for propagation and once seedlings are big enough to handle the outdoor conditions you can move them out to the medium density after a few weeks move to the lighter one then finally to full sun to harden them (in the haert of summer for instance). The idea is to have the best success with the seeds you have, so hardening them up is something to do once they are established imo. depends what you are growing but critical if you are working with rare species with limited access to seed. I would also agree to grow with the seasonal flow of things C
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    2018 - The Year of Acacia courtii (Finito)

    YEs i have some left, this years Acacia Courtii stock is almost out so if you've been thinking about it, nows the time
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    2018 - The Year of Acacia courtii (Finito)

    such a beautiful tree, they can look like weeping willows!
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    2018 - The Year of Acacia courtii (Finito)

    Wow Horus, thankyou for sharing, its really nice to see the trees i send out looking happy and healthy in their new homes! Also I really appreciated the kudos ive been getting here recently for my work, and its so great to be able to share my passion in a way that benefits others here, it really means alot! Yes pruning the tops will send the growth energy in a more horizontal distribution, however this will temporarily stunt its vertical height. I spend alot of time shaping trees for my occupation so when it comes to these trees I am more inclined to just let let grow how they want to grow and see what happens. In regards to this species, not much research has been done into how pruning will effect them so I am in full support of experimentation which would be great to be documented on this site! As courtii is a vigorous grower they can tend to shoot up rather quickly which creates quite a thin stem. Something to consider is that these trees naturally dont grow in open spaces and are surrounded by other courtii and eucalypts which shield them from the elements, so depending on the environment they are in a fattening up could well be in order!
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    Finished. Please Remove

    Happy new year all! To welcome in 2017 I have a tube-stock package (40mm tubes) on offer: "Acacia Overflow" Package (no longer Available) 1 x Acacia Phlebophylla 1 x Acacia Courtii 1 x Acacia Obtusifolia 1 x Acacia Acuminata Narrow 1 x Acacia Acuminata Standard 1 x Acacia Mucronata 1 x Acacia Floribunda 1 x Acacia Confusa 1 x Acacia Neurocarpa 1 x Acacia Maidenii $75 + $25 Express Post for the hotter months Individual pricing and for custom orders is as follows: Acacia Phlebophylla $35 Acacia Courtii $15 Acacia Obtusifolia $10 Acacia Acuminata Narrow $10 Acacia Acuminata Standard $10 Acacia Mucronata $10 Acacia Floribunda $10 Acacia Confusa $10 Acacia Neurocarpa $15 Acacia Maidenii $10 + Postage Australia Only and cannot send to W.A, N.T or Taz unfortunately Post on Mondays. All plants have been under a light shade cloth. PM for Enquiry, Communacacian Acacia Phlebophylla Acacia Courtii Acacia Obtusifolia Acacia Acuminata (narrow) Acacia Acuminata Standard Acacia Mucronata Acacia Floribunda Acacia Confusa Acacia Neurocarpa Acacia Maidenii
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    Finished. Please Remove

    A few Acacia Overflow Packages left. Open to bulk discount orders now Love
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    Finished. Please Remove

    A few multi packs up for grabs! @ $25 each + $15 express post. 4 x Acacia Obtusifolia 4 x Acacia Confusa Communacacian.
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    Acacia Plebophylla pollination

    Hey, only takes them a couple of months to go from nil to ready, quite amazing
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    Phlebophylla infection?

    Ive seen very similar damage on an obtusifolia I grew. They were very small black beetles, for some reason they loved chewing on these phyllodes and making those ingravings in the process. There were large numbers of them at different times of the day, I resorted to flicking them and finally some spray, I think Pyrethrum which was all I had on hand, worked well if I recall, eventually the tree got so big that damage like this was insignificant
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    Phlebophylla infection?

    What Sal said!
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