Myrtle Forest Planting

Eager Landcarers from Friends of Collinsvale, UTAS Landcare Society, UTAS Avian Club and a huge turnout of volunteers came together in September for a tree planting day at Myrtle Forest Track in Collinsvale.

Volunteers planted trees to help restore habitat near the Wellington Park Reserve and several covenants near Myrtle Park track. 

The healthy turnout meant that volunteers 'blitzed through hundreds of trees' in a breeze!  

Participants were also treated to a guided walk and talk by UTAS Avian and Landcare Tas specialist highlighting the unique bird, mammal and plant assemblages that are right on our doorstep.

Friends of Collinsvale and Landcare Tasmania extends a huge THANK YOU to all those who volunteered their time for this valuable project.

This planting is part of a larger 'Weed Eradication and Plant Regeneration' project coordinated by Friends of Collinsvale, made possible through the Australian Government's Community Environment Program (CEP) Grant with support from member for Clark Andrew Wilkie, and the Fifteen Trees Program. 

The Weed Eradication and Plant Regeneration project involves revegetation plantings at several sites in the Collinsvale area as well as weed management of gorse, thistle and spanish heath.