TREE PLANTING THIS SATURDAY JUNE 22 AT AMBERGATE RESERVE
The Busselton Naturalists Club has been managing the Ambergate Reserve since 1987 and this winter marks the second year of a five year program of revegetating degraded areas within the reserve.
This coming Saturday June 22, the Club will be planting 400 native seedlings into a degraded site along the southern boundary of the reserve.
They money for the purchase of seedlings, fertiliser pellets and fencing materials comes from a donation received by the Club from the Busselton branch of the Men of the Trees over 20 years ago.
While most of our Club excursions are on a Sunday, this year we’re holding our tree planting on a Saturday to see if we can attract more people than in past years as well as people who are otherwise committed on Sundays.
Last year, we had an excellent turn-out of almost 30 people and the plantings and fence erection were all completed within 90 minutes.
A similar number this year will allow everyone to be home in time to miss out on the strong cold front going through the south west later in the day.
The morning is well suited to families and children (and adults if necessary) taking part will be given training in how to properly plant a seedling.
Please bring a wheelbarrow if you have one, plus shovels, gloves and whatever other equipment you’d normally use to plant seedlings in your own garden.
Meet at the interpretive shelter car park on the corner of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Doyle Road at 9.00am.
If the weather is fine, bring morning tea or even your picnic lunch to enjoy the birds and vegetation of this high quality 75 hectare remnant of Swan Coastal Plain bushland.