In a recent Green Skills revegetation project nine people helped with the planting of about 500 native plants (mostly native Callistemon phoeniceus and Calothamnus quadrifidus shrubs and some Salt Paperbark, Melaleuca cuticularis) around the bird hide at Bob’s Lake on the Lehmann family farm north east of Cranbrook.
The team included Greg Duke and 5 university UWA students based at Trinity Residential College in Perth. Trinity College grew and provided the native plants from local collected seed. This landscaping project is the concluding part of completing the Bobs Lake (Yegin’s Pool) Bird Hide project supported by Trinity College, Gillamii Centre, the Shire of Cranbrook and through the Great Southern Development Commission.
The team also planted native trees and shrubs in the fenced off foreshore beside Lake Matilda on the Stirling family farm near Kendenup. 1750 plants went into the ground including 900 Callistemon phoeniceus, 300 Calothamnus quadrifidus shrubs, 100 Eucalyptus occidentalis and about 450 Salt Paperbark, Melaleuca cuticularis.
The Trinity team also planted 1050 salt tolerant native trees on revegetation sites on the Sandiland farm next door to Lake Matilda, as well as about 5500 trees on a salinity affected valley on the Sprigg family farm near Cranbrook.
The plantings went well and great to get some welcome rain today to bed the plants in.
The planting and field day event formed part of the Green Skills Gondwana Link Wetlands Capability development project, funded by the State Government’s State NRM program supported by Royalties for Region.