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Successful World Environment Day community tree planting Sunday 2 June 2019

The weather put on a beautiful clear sunny day for our planting event on Sunday 2 June, after a week of cold, wind and rain.  This resulted in a huge turnout of 46 volunteers who made short work of the planting, fixing guards, watering and dragging massive quantities of Cootamundra Wattle cuttings to place around each group of plantings.
The Red Hill Regenerators thank all those volunteers who turned out and helped to start the process of repair for this small part of the Red Hill Nature Reserve.  We have given the plants the best possible start in life and hope to see then all popping up above the tree guards in a few months.
Our thanks also to Matt at Global Land Repair, who drilled the planting holes, Greening Australia for supply of healthy tube stock and excellent guards and stakes, and Parks Ranger Martin Bajt for supplying the water cube and trucking in many loads of Cootamundra Wattle cuttings.  We also acknowledge Parks & Conservation Service, which manages Red Hill, for their approval for this planting event.  Funding for this event came from Evo Energy (plants, guards and stakes) and a Commonwealth Government grant, which enabled the holes to be drilled. Our volunteers contributed about $2,000 of labour value (at the minimum wage and without any penalty rates!). 

The plants included a mix of:

  • Acacia buxifolia
  • Acacia genistifolia
  • Allocasuarina verticillata
  • Bursaria sp.
  • Cassinia longifolia
  • Cassinia quinquefaria
  • Dodonaea viscose subspecies. Angustissima
  • Hardenbergia violacea
  • Indigofera adesmiifoloia