Tree Day 2016

Our Tree Day for 2016 was planned for Monday 25 July.  We had to postpone the event because this is what the Reserve looked like a few days before.

Path to no-where (small)Here is the view of our planting area with the Wodonga Catholic College students on the previous Monday 18 July.

Where we planted last week (small)Fortunately the flood cleared fairly quickly and we only lost about 5-10 out of 80 plants.  The tree guards protected the plants fairly well.

NEW DATE FOR OUR TREE DAY:  15 AUGUST 2016

The event was postponed to 11am – 1pm Monday 15 August 2016.  We have registered the event with Planet Ark and Jacob Toyota is supporting us again with two staff members to work with us, some supplies and a donation for our continuing work.  The Wodonga Council will supply some staff this year, two of whom will provide and cook a barbecue for about 40 workers.  The Wodonga Catholic College will supply 20 year nine workers and the Green Army will be in the Reserve that day too.  The Wodonga Urban Landcare Network and Parklands Albury Wodonga have provided about 1000 plants via a submission to the Victorian Government.

We decided to plant in the area of the Reserve near the Pearce Street Bridge.  Monday 15 August was a beautiful sunny Wodonga Winter day.

7002 Before

The night before we used Garry Knight’s Tube Prod to loosen the plants.  There are a couple of things wrong with this photo.  There and no plants in the tube tray and it is best to put the Tube Prod on something and find a suitable height seat, to protect your back.

7005 Tube Prod

We laid out the plants tree guards and stakes.

7010 layout plants

We laid these out in about 6 different areas.

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At 11am the students arrived, chose their tools,

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and worked in pairs.

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This is the heart of the action.

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Jacob Toyota supplied morning tea, tree guards, shirts and two staff to work with us on the day and a donation to help with our ongoing work.

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Wodonga Council provided their trailer full of tools, barbecue and two staff to cook it.

7055 Council Trailer

At 12:15pm the barbecue was ready and the cook commented that he did not realize year 9 students ate so much!

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The Green Army also worked with us on the day and enjoyed the barbecue.

7070 Green Army

Our sign needs the addition of “Thanks Wodonga Council” too.

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The following photos are of the results of the day.  About 440 plants in the ground ready for a light refreshing shower of rain on Wednesday morning.

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Thanks to our Clyde Cameron Reserve Group members, Wodonga Catholic College year 9 students and teacher, Wodonga Council, the Green Army, Parklands Albury Wodonga and Wodonga Urban Landcare Network.

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