About 30 Parkes volunteers enjoyed a perfect winter’s day to plant over 320 trees on National Tree Day last Sunday. Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) welcomed volunteers who planted Grey Box Grassy Woodland species, including Fuzzy Box, Grey Box, Yellow Box, Bimble Box, Kurrajong, Bull Oak and Acacias in the picturesque setting just off Condobolin Road. This effort contributed to the 50 Million Trees Program undertaken by Parkes Shire Council.
When the planting was complete, volunteers enjoyed a sausage sandwich prepared by the Parkes HQ of the Mid Lachlan Valley Rural Fire Service (RFS), and bread provided by Parkes Coles. The RFS brought their display trailer out for attendees to learn more about the RFS.
Margot Jolly, CWLL Chairperson, said: “We were fortunate to have the RFS help us out with the BBQ. They did a fantastic job and it was wonderful to have them here”. “CWLL have been fortunate to have the support of Parkes Shire Council and Toyota to bring Tree Day together. Our previous National Tree Day plantings are progressing well and we hope to see the same success at the Condobolin Road”.
The Skillset Green Army Team and Central West Lachlan Landcare will continue planting work over the next few weeks. A big thank you to all of our Volunteers who made National Tree Day possible. It is wonderful to join with over 300, 000 Australians across the country who took part in NTD.
By Marg Applebee