Ginninderra News

11 May 2018

Ready, set…let’s go planting!

Plants are ready, plots prepared and the coffee van is coming back! All we need is you and if you are quick, you can still book your place to be part of this vital woodland shrub restoration.

With just eight sleeps to go, most of the key preparations are in place for the shrub planting days. A week out, we have also had some rain to soften the soil and boost our planting success.

Those who took part last year will recall the tremendous teamwork and planting effort from all our volunteers, interspersed with coffee, hot chocolate and a BBQ lunch. The good news is, it’s on again!

For a quick glimpse of 2017 planting days watch here.

Above: The popular coffee van will return again in 2018, supplying our volunteers with a warm beverage of their choosing.

Yes… you and your family can still be part of the action this year. We have places for both the 20 May and 27 May events – simply REGISTER HERE.

This year we have selected a site with high conservation value, but where little natural shrub regeneration has occurred in recent times.

Above: This year we have selected a site with high conservation value close to the venue for first planting in 2017.

We’ve purchased 1800 plants from nine species that are found in Dry Forests. These plants will complement the species planted in 2017 in the nearby Box Gum Grassy Woodlands

Restoring the shrub layer is helping to increase diversity in native plant, animal and bird life, while boosting the overall quality of the woodlands.

Our team has also prepared six plots or patches and put in ‘riplines’, that will help with planting and root development of the young plants. We are again working closely with the Ginninderra Catchment Group and community partners to put this event on.

Above: Volunteers of all ages can join in.

The final steps will be to set up the event area with coffee van, refreshments and BBQ catering, toilets, plant and water supplies, while organising a bus to transport our volunteers to the planting location.

All that remains is you! CSIRO recognises that it is the volunteer planters who make these events and the planting effort a success. In advance, we say, “thank you”, as we look forward to welcoming you to the Ginninderra site.

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One response to “Ready, set…let’s go planting!”

  1. Sharik says:

    Thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

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