Sunday, January 14, 2018

THE JONES' BOY AND HIS BILLION TREES

Kiwiblog has a handy little counter which tells you how many trees had to be planted by now were the Jones/Ardern government to fulfill their promise of planting a billion new trees a year.     As it stands right now the total stands at 204.5 million increasing by 2 trees per second.

I guess the 'out' for this mob of losers is that 'they' didn't specify a start year nor did they come clean that their total includes all the trees normally planted by the industry.

But it was instructive that Jones was slapped down by Ardern when he suggested the planing would be done by his cussie bros in some sort of grand 'work-for-the-dole' scheme.    Tree planting is seasonal and hard work with a high attrition rate if they are not planted properly.    Does anyone really think the Jones' boy cussie bros are willing and capable of such work.  

Hat tip ... ask any Forester up here in Northland why much of their workforce is imported Island labour.  


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems the new Government have got their feet under the table and are doing well if all there is to moan about is political rhetoric about trees. In the great scheme of things not much of a broken promise more like someone didn't do their sums.

In 2014 National made a big song and dance over the projection that 'they' would create 170,000 jobs in the next four years. Leaving aside the fact that they were counting jobs from the year before in their four year total, the promise basically rested on creating 57,000 jobs the next year.....hoho, not a chance, that's what I call a proper broken promise.

Lord Egbut

Noel said...

https://nz.pfolsen.com/market-info-news/wood-matters/2017/november/clarky-s-comment-a-billion-trees-the-plan/

The Veteran said...

Noel ... there is nothing too much in your link that I would take issue with. The big elephant in the room is labour. Tree planting is hard work and (to a degree) skilled work. That's why up here they have to import Island labour to do the job ... the local unemployed arn't interested and don't have the work ethic anyway.

But hold on ... the new government is committed to reducing immigration. Problem ...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look to difficult to me. I think I might do million.....

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tree+planting+machine

Lord Egbut

Anonymous said...

Rung my mate at the tree and shrub place (Wyvale forestry) and he fell over laughing.
Suggested you send your forestry companies this link....he swears by them.
https://www.damcon.com/machines/tree-planting-machines/

Lord Egbut