Cherry East

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This paddock formed part of the original Eastbrook farm that the Samwell family bought when relocating from their Summertown property that was destroyed in the 1984 Ash Wednesday bushfires. 3000 cherry trees were planted in this field in 1989, hence the name. However, a disease was brought into the orchard which saw a gradual decline in tree health which led to the trees being removed by 2001. This paddock has an easterly slope which catches the morning sun. The soil is a light silty loam with some pockets of clay along the headland. It can be challenging in the spring as the paddock sits at the top of a ridgeline which is exposed to strong winds from all directions. This can make even irrigation of the plants difficult.

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