Greta Central Park Planting Day

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On Wednesday 15th May,  Landcarers from Hunter River Reserve Landcare descended upon Greta Central Park for a tree planting day, organised by Cessnock City Council in association with Hunter Region Landcare Network (HRLN). This project was funded by Hunter Local Land Services as part of their NRM Partnerships Grants. 

Glorious and sunny, the day was the masterplan of HRLN’s Deputy President Balaji Seshadri in his Cessnock City Council hat and was a huge success. Volunteer Landcarers gathered shovels, spades, enthusiasm, stakes and tree guards, and set about planting 400 trees, shrubs and ground cover, which included Angophora costata, Corymbia maculata, Eucalyptus acmenoides, Allocasuarina torulosa, Allocasuarina luehmannii, Hakea, Melaluca nodusa, Pittosporum undulatum, Dianella caerula and Themeda triandra just to name a few.

At 9 am several students from Greta Public School joined in and were invaluable helpers, boosting numbers and putting a face to young local Landcarers.

A brief morning tea break fuelled hungry, hardworking helpers, and ensured that all of the trees were planted by 12 noon. Thank you to all who were involved in the day, helping to safeguard the successful rehabilitation of Greta Central Park.

Balaji Seshadri explains the goal of adding clusters of Hakea plants to augment habitat for birds.

Meg, Stacy, Tricia Donnelly from Cessnock Council and Greta volunteer Shona.

Another Landcare adventure: All part of the fun and games! Jenny Weingott (LLS) Stacy Mail and Helen Stacy (Landcare) change a flat tyre at Glendonbrook after a Landcare/LLS meeting. Note the smiling faces!