Schools Tree Day Monday 28 July 2014

Aim:  To plant along House Creek near the Pearce Street Bridge.

(NB  Photos after one year posted at the end: August 2015)

This is how the site looked before we started preparing it.

1 Original

Over months we slashed and mowed and poisoned until it looked like this:
Preparation for the day.

We laid out plants, stakes and tree guards (supplied by Toyota), wheel barrows of mulch (supplied by the Wodonga Council) and cardboard (supplied by Visy) …5 Plants

4 Toyotaand food for the workers.

6 Food for WorkersThen the 20 Catholic College girls and Teacher arrived and watched a tree planting demonstration.

7 Planting Demo2

8 groupLet the work commence.

9 Workers2

17 Workers10 Workers7Then we took a break.

18 Break timeand the Result?

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Catholic College:  20 girls and Teacher (Helen)

Two workers from Toyota (Susie and Rebecca)

Nine of our members (Ross and Lorelle Sceriha, John Broadfoot, John Jones, John and Sandy Kaitler, Chris Walkerden and Pam and Bruce Nulty)

Visy for supplying the cardboard.

Wodonga Council for supplying the mulch and mowing of the area.

The weather was perfect and the atmosphere very pleasant. We will follow up with some further mulching over the next few weeks.

Now, let the plants grow.

Growth after one year:  posted August 2015

From Pearce Street

From Pearce Street

Growth

Growth

More Growth

More Growth

 

One thought on “Schools Tree Day Monday 28 July 2014

  1. What a fantastic acheivement. I truely enjoyed myself helping to plant the trees and the result looks amazing. This goes to show that so much can be acheived when the community bands together. Well done to everyone who was involved and a special thanks to the Catholic College students who all participated and showed great team work to plant approximately 100 trees in a short period of time. I know Susie and I are looking forward to assisting again next year for National Tree Day. Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see how the plants estabilish themselves over the years to come.

    Rebecca
    Jacob Toyota

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