Invitation to a DIG

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Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » August 16th, 2013, 5:52 pm

Folks,
The Goulburn Bonsai Society will be having a dig for English Hawthorn on Sunday 1st September 2013 - yes I know its Fathers Day but what better way to treat dad than either digging a tree for him or allowing him to dig one?
After Grant Bowie's demonstration on hawthorn at Bonsai by the Harbour (that were dug on a previous dig just like this one) there was quite some interest by quite a few people in obtaining similar material, so we are pleased to invite you to dig one or two. If you are interested please PM me and I will be in contact when all the arrangements are made.
For those of you who worry about the ethics of digging, all these hawthorn will be bulldozed and burnt in the coming years so this is just saving them from destruction. It is on private land and the owner has given permission.
Most likely we will meet at 9:00 am or 10:00 am and then move in convoy to the site (not far out of town). The digging is easy and the company - well you will just have to see.
Cheers - Watto
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » August 16th, 2013, 6:02 pm

G'day
Watto pm sent...
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby kcpoole » August 16th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Awesome Watto :-)
Thanks for organising these, and the Company is also usually great too :-)

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » August 18th, 2013, 8:50 pm

Just a bit of extra info on the dig for those who are attending. The plan is to meet at Maccas at around 9:30 am on Sunday 1st September and at 10:oo am head off to the dig location. There are two Maccas in Goulburn and we will be meeting at the one on the southern end of town. So if you are coming from anywhere north of Goulburn, take the second exit into the city and Maccas is just a few hundred metres after the roundabout. If you are coming from anywhere south of Goulburn, take the first exit into the city and Maccas is just down the road.
From there we will travel in convoy to the dig site. There are all sizes of trees to be dug from very small to very large, and everything in between. The digging is easy as these trees are located on a flood plane.
My recommendation is to bring the usual digging equipment, but a maddock, a shade and some strong cutting implement are essential from previous experience.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby kcpoole » August 18th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Watto wrote:My recommendation is to bring the usual digging equipment, but a maddock, a shade and some strong cutting implement are essential from previous experience.


It will not the be that hot! it is Goulbourn after all! probably be snowing! :lol:

I assume you mean a spade :-) :lol: :lol:

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Josh » August 18th, 2013, 10:41 pm

I got excited when I saw this then realised your in bloody NSW. Bit far to drive for a dig, or so the Mississippi tells me. I was keen :tu: just make sure you post some photos for to drool over.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby loyskirineba » August 19th, 2013, 8:23 am

Josh wrote:I got excited when I saw this then realised your in bloody NSW. Bit far to drive for a dig, or so the Mississippi tells me. I was keen :tu: just make sure you post some photos for to drool over.

Josh.



I was on the same boat josh :palm: I was excited because I have not been on a dig yet but it's a bit far from me..all good guys do post us some pics thanks :tu:

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Graeme » August 19th, 2013, 9:03 pm

6 1/2 hours girls. ;) Could make either a day or weekend trip of it. Although I will agree, probably make it a tireing day trip - what with all the digging. Sure wish I was a bit closer.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » August 20th, 2013, 7:01 am

G'day.

Two hours away for me so iam attending, might. Have to take a good red wine for a bribe :lol:

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » August 20th, 2013, 4:39 pm

Greta news Irish - I'm easily bribed!
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Paulneill » August 20th, 2013, 8:33 pm

I plan to go as well. It's a good 2.5 hour drive for me . I need to go buy a madock. And get more diatomite before hand .
Thanks for the invite watto. It will be good to meet some people that are as obsessed as me haha.
Hay irish where in Ireland are you from? I'm from lisburn a town just outside belfast.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » August 20th, 2013, 9:50 pm

[quote="Paulneill"]I plan to go as well. It's a good 2.5 hour drive for me . I need to go buy a madock. And get more diatomite before hand .
Thanks for the invite watto. It will be good to meet some people that are as obsessed as me haha.
Hay irish where in Ireland are you from? I'm from lisburn a town just outside

G'day.

My family is Northen. :twisted:

I was born here. :flag:

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Grant Bowie » August 20th, 2013, 10:03 pm

hi watto,

Thanks for the invite.

I am looking forward to the dig.

I have space in my van for a Canberran if they are serious and need a lift.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Jester » August 21st, 2013, 4:55 pm

Hi Wattos, for the benefit of the non-locals, what street is this Maccas on ??

Thanks

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Watto wrote:Just a bit of extra info on the dig for those who are attending. The plan is to meet at Maccas at around 9:30 am on Sunday 1st September and at 10:oo am head off to the dig location. There are two Maccas in Goulburn and we will be meeting at the one on the southern end of town. So if you are coming from anywhere north of Goulburn, take the second exit into the city and Maccas is just a few hundred metres after the roundabout. If you are coming from anywhere south of Goulburn, take the first exit into the city and Maccas is just down the road.
From there we will travel in convoy to the dig site. There are all sizes of trees to be dug from very small to very large, and everything in between. The digging is easy as these trees are located on a flood plane.
My recommendation is to bring the usual digging equipment, but a maddock, a shade and some strong cutting implement are essential from previous experience.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » August 26th, 2013, 7:02 pm

There are only a few days to go, noy much time to sharpen those tools and do your pre-dig exercises. The Maccas we are going to is in Sowerby Street.
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