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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:33 AM

This guy from Australia turned draught land into lush water soaked

land. He is a farmer but his concepts could work on any land. They said he went about planting willows when the government was paying for people to pull the willows out. Apparently they cause water to hang around. He figured out how to slow the water under the ground so that it would feed the soil.

He can look at an area and determine where the water is underground.
And then he does things to bring the water to the surface.

There is a lot of information on this video. It's sad that it is from 2018 and I saw no comments from 2019 from people dealing with the drought and fires. I hope that Australia can do something to make next year and the following years more resistant to droughts.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:22 AM

1. Willow roots seek water;

had to remove one (in DC,) as the roots threatened underground pipes leading to neighbor's house.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:23 PM

7. Maybe the difference here is that it is on a large lot of land with

not so many pipes and things under the ground. Actually there are no pipes where he put these plants.

I understand the problem with plants or, in my case trees and pipes. I just had to have a fig rubber tree removed from my front yard because the roots were obstructing the septic tank system.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:27 AM

2. I heard about him years ago

And always admired his methods and work. It's such a brilliant and simple solution.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:39 AM

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:13 AM

4. Thank you. I went looking to see how they're doing. Seemis well!

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Response to mahina (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:48 AM

5. Thank you! eom

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:50 PM

6. There was a guy back in the 70s doing some of this - Fenton, in Victoria.

He had similar results.

Sorry, no other details.

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