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How to choose the right tree planting tools 

Autumn marks the beginning of the tree planting season here in Australia. With a variety of tools and equipment for tree planting available, it can be daunting to determine which ones to choose. Having the right tools is necessary because they make the process of planting trees easier and more efficient. That’s why we've curated a list of different tree planting tools and their uses, to make it obvious as to which ones will be right for you.

Bushpro Hiballer Spade:  Tree Planting Workhorse

The first tree planting tool that everyone should have in their arsenal is the Bushpro Hiballer Spade. This high-quality spade is designed for efficient tree planting and features an optimally shaped stainless steel blade for fast planting of tubestock. Its ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip, making it ideal for extended periods of use. The Bushpro Hiballer Spade is an excellent choice for both professional and amateur tree planters looking for a reliable spade.

Pottiputki 63 Planter:  Plant Seedlings with Precision

Next up is the Pottiputki 63 Planter, a remarkably effective tool that allows you to rapidly plant seedlings without bending over. With exceptional control and accuracy, this tree planting tool enables you to plant forestry seedlings quickly and precisely into prepared ground (ripped or cultivated). It is a popular tool among forestry workers, conservationists, and landowners who want to plant trees quickly and efficiently. We also carry spare and replacement parts for the Pottiputki Planter should you need any.

Hamilton Tree Planter:  Ideal for Bush Regen

The Hamilton Tree Planter is a reliable and robust tool, perfect for planting tubestock in unprepared ground. With a comfortable handle and strong construction, it's easy to use for extended periods. The unique design ensures the efficient planting of seedlings, and is a popular choice for bush regeneration, landcare and creek plantings, where minimal ground disturbance is required and/or prior ground preparation is not an option. 

Pro-Planter Large Blade Planting Spade:  Planting Larger Trees Made Easy

Last but not least, we have the Pro-Planter Large Blade Planting Spade - an essential tree planting tool for digging larger holes for trees and shrubs. The blade is made from high-quality steel and is durable enough to withstand heavy use. The spade's durable construction and sharp steel blade make it easy to cut through tough soil, while its ergonomic and long handle ensures a comfortable grip. The tool is suitable for planting a wide range of tree and shrub species, and it is ideal for use in larger planting projects. Ideal for bare-rooted planting where minimum blade size is a requirement.

In conclusion, having the right tree planting tools can make a big difference in tree planting efficiency, saving time and money. By investing in tools like the spades and planters listed, you'll be well on your way to a successful tree planting season. Happy planting!