More than 25 Forbes residents joined 300,000 Australians across the country to celebrate National Tree Day last weekend. Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) welcomed volunteers who helped to plant over 140 trees in the picturesque setting just off Angus Clarke Drive. This is a portion of a larger planting program undertaken by CWLL through the One Tree Per Child program.
Forbes Public School, Forbes North Public School, Forbes Learning Ladder, Bright Beginnings Childcare and Goodstart Early Learning Childcare Centre are working at the site on a continuous basis. The weather was perfect and volunteers planted various Grey Box Grassy Woodland species, including Fuzzy Box, Grey Box, Yellow Box, Bimble Box, Kurrajong, Bull Oak and Acacia.
When the planting was complete, volunteers enjoyed a sausage sandwich prepared by the Forbes Neighbourhood Watch group, and bread provided by Forbes Woolworths. The Neighbourhood Watch group brought their display trailer out for attendees to learn more about the work they do.
Margot Jolly, CWLL Chairperson said: “We are fortunate to have the Neighbourhood Watch group helping us out with the BBQ and welcoming our planting participants. They did a fantastic job and it was wonderful to have their presence at National Tree Day.”
CWLL have been fortunate to have the support of Forbes Shire Council and Toyota to bring NTD to the Forbes Community. CWLL and the Skillset Green Army Team will be continuing planting work in this area over the weeks ahead.