Castlemaine Landcare Group July Working Bee


Castlemaine Landcare Group


Christine Kilmartin
0418 325 350

Planting 460 trees, shrubs and sedges along Forest Creek

Our next working bee will be on Sunday 22 July to plant 460 riparian trees, shrubs and sedges on the site where preparation work was done on 24th June.  Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped get this site ready.  The little bit of recent rain has soaked into the ground dug on the 24th, which will hopefully give the plants a bit of a start.

We will gather where Happy Valley Rd crosses Moonlight Creek, and the planting will be along Forest Creek, about 300 metres away. How we get you to the site itself will depend on the weather, but we will make sure you can get there easily. We pass the very inspiring site of our 2017 planting where so many plants have been jumping out of their bags for months.

Please join us just before 10.00 am if you can, because we will start this working bee with a special planting for three of our members who are no longer alive. Family members will plant a tree each in memory of the contribution of the late Ern Perkins OAM, John Campbell and Hugh Webb in a simple gathering that signifies the ongoing strength of the environment and those who work with it.

We will then work until about 1.00 pm and morning tea will be available.  Bring a thermos if you have one, as one of ours has broken.

We will be doing a little experiment in this planting to test different ways of staking and bagging our plants, and will also be using "tangles" to cover the ground plants and keep the roos at bay without staking.

Please wear stout footwear and dress for the weather.  Bring gardening gloves, digging tools and a mash hammer if you have them.  

If you are also available the day before (Saturday 21 July) from 2.00 pm, some help would be appreciated to prepare for the planting.

And if you know others whom you think would be interested, please invite them to come along and plant something.

Our event is here

Castlemaine Landcare Group