Group convenor: Kelvin Barfoot
The group are working the area from the northern end of Tennis Ave back to the new river crossing at the southern end of Tennis Ave Park.
They hope to make noticeable improvements to the park and creek in the coming years. The long-term plan is to revegetate the riparian strip right along the creek bank and one day join up the planting with Corbie Street Park.
For more information and planting times, please contact Kelvin Barfoot on 0415 606 344
Mature trees in Tennis Ave. park include Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus microcorys
One of the oldest bushcare sites in Enoggera Catchment, the Tennis Avenue group reformed early in 2016.
The site was first set up by Trevor Ozanne and Robert Ah Hoon before they moved to the Ashgrove Avenue site. Then Robert Dunne took over for a time. Current group leader Kelvin Barfoot had been volunteering at the nearby Corbie Street bushcare site while living in Tennis Avenue.
In 2015 Habitat Brisbane officer Simon Fox started encouraging Kelvin to reboot the Tennis Avenue bushcare site. With Simon’s help, Kelvin organised his first planting near the footbridge in March 2016. The planting went well. The group put in three or four hundred plants – cordylines, gingers, dianella. The planting has been sensational. The gingers grew spectacularly.
The rainforest plants were a good choice for the site as Tennis Avenue is another site within Three Mile Scrub area.
In 2018, Kelvin received a Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Green Heart Award – Individual.
Tennis Avenue group at April 2016 working bee
Tennis Avenue group has many keen members who have a lot of fun clearing weeds and planting, spreading mulch, and other useful tasks - all for the cause. Please feel free to join us. Tennis Avenue group has many keen members who have a lot of fun clearing weeds and...