Tree fern survey

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fern Rob

Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi All,
I have created a tree fern survey for tree fern growers. Just a few questions that I have put together out of interest.
Some of the questions are general tree fern questions and some about your own tree ferns.
Please fill it out and we will find out a little about what people know about tree ferns.
Please click the link.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YFP6DX\

bordersboy

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by bordersboy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:18 pm

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fern Rob

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Thanks,

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:29 pm

A little typo on question 7.

bordersboy

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by bordersboy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:02 pm

Did u get your fleece yet?

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:14 pm

I had about 200m of fleece in the shed that I use every year, but It was just finding time to do them.

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:15 pm

One thing that I have learned so far from the survey is that my Dicksonia antarctica are the only ones that don't root down the trunk.

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Re: Tree fern survey

Post by Conifers » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:15 am

First question, the species names need to be lower case (Dicksonia antarctica, not Dicksonia Antarctica) icon_thumright

kata

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by kata » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:47 am

Fast learning that one Conifers,

Trachicarpus f not F.

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Sorry rob, I know nothing about Ferns to do your survey.

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multim

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by multim » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:01 pm

Good idea but I gave up with it because.........
There should be a 'tick box' next to 'How many years have you grown tree ferns'? There is a text box!

Whatever I entered returned - 'Please add positive number'!
There appears to be nowhere to answer 'How do you protect your tree fern in Winter'?

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern survey

Post by fern Rob » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:51 pm

The only tree fern native to both Australia and NewZealand is Cyathea Cunninghamii.
Most peoples tree ferns where harvested from Victoria with the white harvesting tag the state provides.
Most people lost tree ferns in winter 2010 but decided to replace them.
Everyone seems to have seen new roots growing down the stem of the tree ferns, except for myself unfortunately.
Tree ferns in the wild grow new roots in Winter.

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