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Another "Save The Trees" Day!
We worked hard at the last Save The Trees Day!Keep fit, blow away stress, meet friendly people and save the planet…all in one morning!
The native trees running along the creek, behind Kings Road are dying. We need to remove the privet and plant new native trees and shrubs so that in a couple of years time we actually have some trees left as the privet is choking new growth.
These trees are also the air filters of our area & home to native animals.
Let’s spend just a morning working together
– you can be young, old, or in-between (kids welcome)
– it doesn’t matter how fit or unfit you are
– you don’t need to know a thing about bushcare!
If you were part of the merry group at our previous Save The Trees Day then you deserve to be very pleased with the results. Even though we had a hot dry spell after the planting, an incredible array of shrubs and trees are flourishing including native peach and other lovely plants.
But everyone had a great timePlease don’t make excuses – just one morning of your time will make such a difference ; reducing allergy-inducing privet, restoring trees and bushland habitats and don’t forget the increase to property prices to the district!
We can’t do it without you. Will you help?
We have organised a working bee for:
Saturday 26 May, 9am start.
At 12.30pm we will enjoy a Free BBQ provided by Baulkham Hills Shire Council in Elizabeth Chaffey Reserve (the park off Kings Rd, between Gindarra & Windarra).
There will be qualified Bush Regenerators from BHSC on site
ALL helpers, old, young, big, small, friends or relatives will be made most welcome.
And we really made a difference!Please register your attendance ASAP, by providing your name(s), address & contact details by either:
Phone: 9894 8783 (there’s an answer phone)
Text: 0415 53 20 80
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
What we want to do:
Step 1: Starting from where we cleared to during our last bushcare morning, use ‘cut & paint’ techniques to remove privet or ‘chip & paint’ for the larger privet trees.
Step 2: Clear down to and around the waterfall (yes, there’s a waterfall in there!).
Step 3: Move bricks and other oddments of rubbish up to park for removal by BHSC.
Step 4: Re-plant area with native plants, trees and grasses. This will provide a natural habitat for our bush creatures and pleasant, safe walks through the bush and along the creek.
Native eucalyptus trees
Kids: Bring a pair of gloves along so you can be a litter scout. Save our native animals from swallowing plastic rubbish which will kill them. Prizes to all our best litter detectives.
How to get there....
What you need to know:
• Meet at the gazebo in Elizabeth Chaffey Reserve just before 9am.
• Bushcare co-ordinators from Baulkham Hills Shire Council will oversee the morning and will provide training.
• Baulkham Hills Shire Council will supply some tools, Roundup and lunch. If you have a pair of loppers or strong secateurs, please, please bring them.
• You will need to wear sturdy footwear, a hat and a pair of gardening gloves.
• Don’t forget the sunscreen, Aeroguard & bottled water.
• Come ready to have fun, meet neighbours and work hard!
Thank you to the following families/individuals who joined us in November: Curtis, Bull, Tridgell, Moreira, Sherwood,. Young, Swan, Bolton, Ferris, White, Tessier, Walker, Cracy; Passos, Rogan, Trimble, Ferguson, Pike, Vardaneya, Ferreira (apologies for mis-spellings) We had 37 people on a hot day; all worked hard and made a huge difference.
Check out the photos on our website: www.planetpatrol.info (under: ’We Made a Difference’)
We will be posting photos and stories on the website taken during the morning (the website is linked to Questacon and BHSC’s websites). Please let us know if you don’t wish to be photographed.