Come to Tree Planting Events

May 21, 2018

Volunteers of all ages planted 4500 trees in a key cassowary corridor at Eubenangee last week for the first of three community tree plantings between Tully and Miriwinni.

Sixty people including farmers, school students, rangers and natural resource managers were part of Friday’s event on Eubenangee Swamp National Park land.

Terrain NRM’s Tony O’Malley said the Eubenangee cassowary corridor restoration project was led by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers and funded by Terrain through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. He said rangers would look after the trees until they were well established.

A public tree planting session in the morning was followed by a Mirriwinni State School event.

“The students really enjoyed themselves and they agreed that Eubenangee is one of the most important cassowary corridors in the world to replant because it links coastal and Tablelands habitats in the middle of Wet Tropics rainforests,” Mr O’Malley said.

The initiative is part of a concerted effort to restore the Cassowary Recovery Team’s highest priority corridors. Community members are encouraged to support two upcoming Cassowary Coast Council-led events – this Friday (25 May) at Muff Creek near Bingil Bay and on Friday 1 June at Smith’s Gap near Feluga.

The Bingil Bay tree planting is near Muff Creek boat ramp, about 300 metres north of the Garner’s Beach Rd intersection with Bingil Bay Rd. The Smith’s Gap venue is beside Old Tully Rd near Kelly St.
For more information ring Tony O’Malley on 0437 728 190.