Planting trees in a Heatwave - Volunteer Tree Planting - Precious Tree Project

Volunteer Tree Planting: We spent Saturday afternoon at the Smarts’ spot – one of our Wilderness Heights mini forest sites – where we got stuck into ring-barking any Australian Blackwoods we could see and adding more precious trees to their existing mini forest.

Planting trees in a heatwave. It was hot and dry, and the recorded 16mm of rainfall a few days before didn’t touch sides to soften the ground. Still baring scars from our ring-barking efforts last month, our committed bunch pitched up in numbers and planted these beautiful trees (some of them 1.9m Yellowwoods) in what had once been a pine-infested area. This is the one of many rewards …. that we get to keep adding to these mini forests here in the Garden Route and watch them grow year on in!

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