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8am Thursday 21 March - World Forestry Day planting

Date Thu 21 Mar 2013
Time 8:00 AM
Venue Dawn Street Park - Corner of Sunrise Street and Coopers Camp Road (Bardon)
Format Tree Planting
Host Institute of Foresters of Australia

Collaborative revegetation planting on Ithaca Creek

SOWN is teaming up with the Institute of Foresters of Australia for a planting on World Forestry Day Thursday 21 March. The planting run from 8:00-11:00am to be following by morning tea.

SOWN members are invited to join the foresters to continue our restoration efforts on Ithaca Creek at Dawn Street Park. This is a great opportunity to talk to foresters about their work and the benefits of planting locally native species.

Many professional foresters are taking time off work to participate in this event. Their target is to plant about 10 trees and shrubs per person along a 50 metre section of the creek bank.

The foresters are keen to show off their hoop pine planting prowess and there will be some hoop pines available to plant on the day.

For those that are a little too ambitious, a tube of liniment will be available to apply to strained hamstrings at half time. There is plenty of shade in the area if you need to retreat out of the sun for a while to rest up.

What to bring

A favourite grubber if you have one (note to foresters: not the one that was nickel plated and presented to you when you retired), a hat, a bottle of water, some sensible shoes, sunscreen, a yarn or two or a bit of forestry gossip and maybe a camping chair to sit on at morning tea.


Morning tea provided - billy tea, coffee, home made pikelets and freshly baked sausage rolls

Planting at Dawn Street
Planting at Dawn Street in March 2012. Photo: Nick Rains