Community Planting at Sherwood Arboretum this Sunday 19 November

Brisbane Rainforest Action Information Network (BRAIN), Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) and Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association (FOSAA) along with BCC Habitat Brisbane staff, invite bushcare volunteers to a planting of local rainforest species 19 November 2006 at the Sherwood Arboretum.

The aim of the workingbee is to widen an existing riparian strip along part of the gully which winds its way through the Sherwood Arboretum to the Brisbane River. This section of the gully was originally planted in 1981 by SGAP with rainforest trees ranging in distribution from SEQ to North Queensland. BRAIN members undertook a survey of the planting and were able to ID many of the northern species as well as the local ones.

The main reason for expanding the site is to increase the quantity and quality of local rainforest species found there and to reduce erosion and the deterioration of rainforest plants already growing along the gully’s steep alluvial banks.

The zone identified for planting is approximately 70m long. Apart from prepping the site Habitat Brisbane is supplying plants, water-crystals, recycled water, tools and staff (thanks to Neil Millstead) for the morning. FOSAA will provide the morning tea and a cuppa.

If you would like to know more about the site or would like to be involved for the morning please contact Rod Goldsworthy 3278 0443. Or just turn up. Wear covered shoes, sunsafe clothers and bring your water bottle.

Place: Sherwood Arboretum (parking – Jolimont Street, Sherwood)

Date: 19 November 2006

Time: from 8:30am