Tree Lucerne Nursery

We’ve been collecting tree lucerne seedlings as we find them around the farm and assemnling a bit of a nursery. For many reasons, Tree Lucerne is the perfect tree for farms (or small blocks). So far we’re up to about 60 trees in the nursery but I think we’ll need 100′s over the coming years. We’ve got lots of seed too and have had mixed success germinating them – I guess there’s a reason why each tree produces 100′s of 1000′s of seeds each, and yet the world hasn’t yet been taken over by them.

Reasons for planting Tree Lucerne (Tagasaste)

  • Wind breaks – very wind tolerant
  • Sun shelter – always has foliage
  • Fast growing – ideal nurse crop for native trees
  • Animal fodder – protein value as high as the best pasture
  • Erosion control – very deep taproots
  • Soil improvement – fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Pollen for bees – flowers winter/spring
  • Firewood – more BTUs per Kg than Manuka

7 Comments »

  1. Miriam Millson Says :
    7 February, 2009 at 9:06 pm


    Hi there,
    We are looking for tagasaste trees for our very small block in North Waikato. Do you sell any of yours? Or even the seeds?
    Thanks very much,.Miriam

  2. Karilyn Brown Says :
    22 October, 2009 at 9:29 am


    Hello,
    We’re wanting to buy some plants about 10. Do you have any ? Do you deliver to Ohope Beach?
    Thankyou,
    Karilyn Brown

  3. Richard Keir Says :
    22 November, 2009 at 7:50 am


    Hello,

    Just cleared our trees from weeds and are waiting for them to flower probably next year.

    For your info tree lucerne is very drought tollerant as well

  4. SUe Cole Says :
    14 August, 2010 at 9:21 pm


    Do you have any tree lucerne trees for sale?

  5. Jan Says :
    27 November, 2011 at 1:19 am


    Hi

    Do you have tree lucern seeds for sale. I am looking for approximately 500 grams (20 000 seeds)

    Regards

  6. Paul de Vries Says :
    29 January, 2012 at 12:12 am


    Hi
    Do you have Tree Lucern seeds for sale?
    What is the price per kg?
    How much will it cost to deliver to Auckland?

    Regards
    Paul

  7. Sandy Imlig Says :
    11 March, 2012 at 9:13 pm


    Do you have any tree lucerne plants for sale. How much for50 trees.

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