When we started the nursery, it became apparent that we will have to train our staff, sort of as a “fast forward”. That meant that they will understand what we are busy with and also how we want to achieve our goals. This manual was initially developed with this in mind.
The content was a mix of solid science, but presented in a digestible manner:
As you can see from the index, a very wide range of topics are presented. It is normally followed by a tree identification course where the theory hits the proverbial reality. It is during this phases where the lights go on.
This course was also presented at the De Hoop Dam holding nursery while the dam was still under construction. it was also presented at the nearby EVRAZ iron ore mine where a holding nursery was also established that could supply plants needed in rehabilitation.