A Planting Day for Those That Like a Challenge


Originally posted on Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park Inc:

Big TreeFriends of Tarra-Bulga National Park have a number of project sites where they are aiming to convert several not so pristine areas of the park back to towering Mountain Ash Forest. On Saturday August the 9th they are holding a planting day along Diaper Tk where they’ve been restoring a 2ha site that was once over-run by 30m high Sycamore Maple trees.

The friends are keen for as many helpers are possible on the day but please note the task is a bit of a challenge and may not be for everyone. Access to the site is via 2.5km walk, which will probably be quite muddy at this time of year. Movement around the planting site itself is difficult, as it is covered in re-generating shrubs, ferns, logs and branches of what remains of the dead Sycamore Maple trees; there may also be the odd Leech.

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South Africa: Rhino Poaching


The link below is to an article that reports on the terrible price of Rhino poaching in South Africa – it seems extinction is just around the corner.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/over-five-hundred-rhino-killed-by-poachers-in-south-africa-in-2014