### Planting site area

On the ground, you can measure the area of the site you want to plant using a long (50m) tape measure, a measuring wheel, or by simply stepping it out. For the last method you can calibrate your normal step by walking a known distance (e.g. 100m rugby pitch), counting your steps and dividing the number of steps (e.g. 143) by the known distance which gives you your normal step length (143/100 = 0.7m). Multiply the width of the site in metres by the length of the site in metres to get the area in square metres.

Alternatively you can use Google Maps to draw a polygon around your planting site and it will automatically calculate the area.