New Zealand Pinus radiata is a hard and stable bark compared to other pine species; however, it needs to be processed from its raw state. Our unique natural process creates a high quality, stable, long lasting, toxin free, consistent growing substrate available in different sizes for your specific growing needs. Our process allows Orchiata to hold water and nutrients on the outside layer of each chip, as well as creating a slightly rough surface for roots to anchor to. Pathogens do not survive this process, however beneficial micro-organisms remain.
The natural beneficial properties of New Zealand Pinus radiata are enhanced by our exceptional production processes. Specialised, purpose built machinery as well as manual labour, is used to create Orchiata.
At Daltons the machinery and production systems are top quality, allowing us to control the bark manufacturing process to tight specifications. The history, experience and technical information collected over 20 plus years has allowed us to refine our process.
We have quality control procedures in place at all stages of processing to ensure Orchiata meets our quality standards. Throughout production great care is taken to ensure only the highest quality Orchiata leaves our factory.