Tuesday, August 14, 2012

national tree day hits lysterfield

It's great to plant up this riparian area on the Monbulk
Creek with indigenous species. Monbulk Creek
is important habitat for local platypus populations.
What a terrific day out planting up in Lysterfield Park with community members. Supported by Parks Victoria, the Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery and the Shire of Yarra Ranges, in very wintery conditions a team of 30 people planted 600 trees and shrubs in Lysterfield Park.

From Left to right: Cr Samantha Dunn - Lyster Ward,
Garrique Pergl - President Southern Dandenongs
Community Nursery, Anton Pergl - Committee
Member SDCN and Andrew Van Vloten - Parks
Victoria Ranger for Lysterfield Park.
Parks Victoria have done a lot of work along the streamside to kill the woody weeds, it was great to be able to plant Manna Gums as well as a whole range of understorey plants to take their place.

Its surprising how quickly a site can be revegetated
when many hands take part.

This planting sees revegetation take place right up to the boundary of Lysterfield Park, ensuring that it continues to be a place for native fauna so dependent on the high conservation bushland in this area.

Well done to all, many hands make light work, even in very muddy and wet conditions. 

Even under adverse conditions community members came out to be part of National
Tree Planting Day, it was also great to have Sea Shepherd volunteers there to help.

Planted right up to the boundary with the Monbulk Creek at the rear, Parks Victoria
provided great support on the day.

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