From left to right - Michael, Bronnie, Annie, Susi, Viki and Lyn
7 days - 38,300 forestry tubes cleaned, sanitised, bagged ready for volunteer distribution day and depot yard cleaned!
What happens at the depot:
Landholders return the forestry tubes after each season. Each tube is examined to check its stability, all old dirt is removed, the tube is then pressure washed, sterilized, and then dried on a rack. They are then counted, stacked and bundled into bags of 336 - ready for distribution to volunteer growers.
Reusing the tubes reduces our impact on landfill and pollution, and helps keep costs down, this equates to almost $2,000 in savings. It is important that contaminants are not transferred between properties hence the cleaning and sterilising.
The landholders are also asked to return the polystyrene boxes that the seedlings were grown/delivered in. These boxes undergo a similar cleaning process as the tubes. The team focuses on reusing as many boxes as many times as possible to keep the loop closed.
Thanks for your incredible efforts team!