Over the June long weekend, once again our loyal crew of tree-planters descended on Yarnauwi for the fourth year of tree planting. This year we planted 600 plants, local species associated with pink and red gum woodlands.
After 3 years of planting, many patches of seedlings are now well established, and on rainfall only they’re slowly growing into the landscape. Our mission for this year was to fill in some unplanted spaces, trace windbreaks and corridors between islands of vegetation, replant tricky spots with specially selected vegetation and to expand some of our successful woodlots. Spots that we cleared junk from earlier in the year were planted out, and areas of erosion control will also be planted with sedges and reeds this season.
The soil was moist, the weather benevolent, and the company exquisite! With the surviving planters, we celebrated our two days planting with a rockpool ramble hooking along the nearby coves.
An enormous, heartfelt thanks to Alejandro, Andrew, Anthony, Claire, Eric, George, Innis, Jeff, Jeremy, Kathy, Lily, Marg, Mary, Richard, Sal, Shane, Steph and Sue.