To commemorate World Environment Day, you are invited to a tree planting event on Red Hill. We will be planting 200 small trees and shrubs to create understorey thickets to encourage biodiversity and small nesting birds to this area.
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This event has been made possible by the generosity of:
- Greening Australia, which propagated the plants from locally collected seed, and supplied 200 tube stock, corflute guards and hardwood stakes;
- Evoenergy, which funded the supply of plants guards and stakes;
- Commonwealth Dept of Social Security, which provided a Volunteer Grant which has funded the contract to drill planting holes;
- Matt Kilby of Global Land Repair, who was contracted to drill the planting holes;
- Ranger Martin Bajt, Parks & Conservation Service, who cut and delivered truckloads of Cootamundra Wattle cuttings for kangaroo protection, and supplied and filled a water cube for the ongoing maintenance of these plantings; and
- Rangers Nina Bruns and Patrick Harvey, Parks & Conservation Service, for assistance in undertaking site checks and providing authorisation for this event.
Time: Sunday 2 June 2019 Work: 0900 to midday
Location: Meet at the water cube, shown on the attached image. Parking is available at the Telecom Building, Kent St, Deakin car park and kerbside in Glasgow Place, Hughes
Activities: Before the planting day, we will drill planting holes, provide water and stack piles of Cootamundra cuttings. There will be three main activities on the day:
- Prepare planting holes, plant tube stock and install plant guards;
- Water plantings by hand by buckets carried from the water cube;
- Protect groups of plantings by dragging Cootamundra cuttings from adjacent piles and arranging them around each group.
Conditions: slightly sloping even ground with open woodland
You bring: Water to drink, hat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid shoes. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE BRING TWO BUCKETS.
We bring: Planting mattocks, plants, guards and stakes, water, Cootamundra cuttings, some buckets
Note: It is important that you attend the planting and safety briefing at 9am sharp. Children under 15 years must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Individuals who are under 18 years must have parental or guardian consent.
Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible) if enough rain/wind is forecast to make planned work potentially hazardous.
Other 2019 activities scheduled for your diary are:
- Wednesday 12 June 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 7 July 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 17 July 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 4 August 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 14 August 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 1 September 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 18 September 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Sunday 6 October 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 16 October 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Saturday 2 November 2019. Wildflower and wildlife walk led by ecologist Dr Michael Mulvaney. What Michael doesn’t know about Red Hill is not worth knowing.
- Sunday 3 November 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 13 November 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Saturday 30 November 2019 10.00am. Butterfly Walk led by Dr Suzi Bond, butterfly expert and author of “Field Guide to Butterflies of the ACT”
- Sunday 1 December 2019 08.00amWorking bee and AGM
- Wednesday 11 December 2019 08.00am Working Bee