Community Tree Planting Days In October

Wildlife and human life will be the winners when community members plant trees at two bushland reserves in the Toowoomba region in October.

Environmental Health, Parks and Recreation portfolio leader Cr Sue Englart welcomes the opportunity for members of the public to actively contribute to the revival and improvement of the two reserves.

The first will be at Peacehaven Botanic Park at 56 Kuhls Rd, Highfields on Saturday, October 5.

“Council is joining with the Toowoomba Landcare Group and Friends of  Peacehaven  for a tree planting day at the Peacehaven Botanic Park at 56 Kuhls Rd, Highfields,” Cr Englart said.

Peacehaven Park
Peacehaven Park

In an area of existing, large eucalyptus trees, about 200 native shrubs and ground story plants will be established. This will result in a pocket of bush representing the layered vegetation of a native dry sclerophyll forest that once dominated our local landscape. “The increased complexity of the vegetation will also provide better habitat for native wildlife” Cr Englart said.

Everybody is welcome from 9am to help with planting. All tools and gloves will be supplied and volunteers can enjoy a free sausage sizzle after the activity.

The Friends of Peacehaven Botanic Park will have their community nursery open for those who wish to continue planting local native plants in their own backyard. It will also be an opportunity to see the park in its spring colours and inspect the newly installed features, the Stump-in-time and Advice from a Tree.

Later in the month, on 26 October (weather permitting) volunteers will be able to help plant about 500 native trees, shrubs and grasses along Oakey Creek in Boodua Reserve north of Kingsthorpe.

Submitted by:
Madeleine Tiller
Online Communities Officer
Toowoomba Regional Council

 

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