Do you have grass trees / black boy plants on your property that need removing?
Until about 40 years ago, Blackboys, as they were commonly known as, were often considered a pest. Usually growing in high density, patches of grass trees can completely cover an area of land that property owners would like to farm. Back then, there was no market for them, no such thing as an Approved Harvester of grass trees, and knowing how to successfully transplant them was a mystery. People who tried usually failed, leaving them frustrated at the time they’d invested and the huge population covering their farm land. Unfortunately, as a result, many have been cleared and left to die.
These days, there are a few licensed companies who have discovered how to successfully transplant these wonderful plants into pots. Nowadays black boy plants don’t have to be bulldozed down, but can often be rescued and transplanted prior to clearing.
Perhaps your land needs to be cleared but you don’t want to destroy these amazing plants? Rather than pushing them over, we can remove the grass trees, and at times even compensate you for them. We make arrangements with landowners to ensure that both parties are satisfied. We use our equipment and expertise to partner with you to successfully salvage the grass trees on your property.
Approved Harvester qualifications and licensing
Becoming an Approved Harvester of protected native plants involves a thorough process of application with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services. This ensures that we meet certain standards of quality and follow particular procedures for harvesting live plants. It also means that once a particular site has been approved for harvesting, we can be issued with NPWS tags for each individual tree that we remove. This ensures that numbers are accounted for and the plants are protected into the future.
Bruinsma Grasstrees is a trusted licensed harvester of protected native plants. We are a professional company with over 30 years experience harvesting and rescuing these trees. As a result, we were asked to advise on the regulation framework for managing the commercial harvest, salvage, and growing of protected whole plants in Australia by the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage.
Contact us via the contact form to discuss your options and a potential partnership with us..
Things we will discuss are:
Soil conditions – Are the trees in soil that is sandy, loam, clay, rock or gravel etc? ie. Can you throw a spade in it?
Accessibility – Can we access the trees easily by 4wd vehicle and trailer? Has there been a fire recently to clear under growth?
Location and size of property- Where is the property located and how big is it?
Ownership – Are you the landowner?
Size and Quantity of trees- Are the trees generally tall or short? Are there trees with multiple trunks and heads? How many trees to you estimate to be on accessible areas?
DA Approval – Do you have Development Approval to clear the land that the grass trees are on? This is a bonus if you do.
Price – Can we agree on a price for the trees? (We will need to know the answers to the questions above to be able to answer this question)