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hartr at interweft.com.au
Wed Nov 13 13:57:21 EST 2002
On 13 Nov, Jeff Fulton wrote:
> One of the more interesting classes I remember from my civil engineering
> days had a textbook titled something like "Explosives for Engineers".
> Contained lots of practical information, including one section on tree
> planting. According to the book, a half-stick of gelignite or similar is
> ideal in rocky country - not only does it create the hole for planting, but
> also loosens the ground helping root propagation. Unfortunately, only a
> short course, and theory only, no prac work. :-)
Having held a shot firer's licence in WA for some years, I can attest to
to the efficacy of this - we used 1/4 sticks in well tamped 0.5m holes
in summer baked Pilbara pindan to set up holes for tree planting at an
Aboriginal community (where I was assisting as an appropriate technology
PS - do you realise that talking about explosives these days has
probably got us listed as dangerous proto terrorists somewhere in the
depths of the ASIO/ASIS/...
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