What is Landcare Fire Recovery?

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network
Since the devastating Black Saturday bushfires of Feb 2009, the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has been working with landholders and local communities in the Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires to rebuild and rehabilitate the local environment on private property.
This blog presents some of the stories.
To find out more about our program or to volunteer with one of our projects contact Landcare Coordinator Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.
Or by email on ugrecovery@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Where did all these plants come from ?

Where did all the trees we have been planting come from ?
Actually most of what we have been planting are not trees but are understorey plants .
Shrubs , low bushes , ground covers , herbs and grasses. ( nothing too fire prone )

Our plants had been grown from locally collected seed by volunteer groups.

Euroa Arboretum grew 9,000 . Thanks to Sam Strong , Rob Hall and their volunteer workers

Tasmanian Understorey Network volunteers grew 3000 plants and Janet & Justus travelled to TAS to thank the growers and collect the plants . Not much happens in Hobart on a Sunday and the local press & TV reporters covered the story of plants going to Vic for Bushfire Victims.
I was even interviewed by Lindy Burns on 774 Drivetime about the project! We collected plants from Devenport , Launceston and Hobart and met some beaut people along the way.

Rotary Clubs in Melbourne grew 10,000 plants at the Kevin Heinze Centre .
What great effort by many people .

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