Skretting Australia is an international company producing feed for the aquaculture industry. They pride themselves on their commitment to sustainability. Walking the talk, they have once again generously committed to helping out our tree planting efforts in Tasmania.
Skretting’s trees (1325) were distributed across 6 sites. At Wynyard, 325 trees were planted along the Inglis River to stabilize bank erosion, 200 trees were planted at French Road Nature Reserve and another 200 trees along the inundated wet areas of Sisters Creek. Peter Lawrence tells us about the French Road Nature Reserve site.
This valuable 34ha of remnant bush is quite rare in the fertile farming region of north-west Tasmania. The reserve is 10km from Wynyard and is home to giant freshwater lobster, burrowing crayfish, and 10 endemic bird species. Recently, newly recruited young volunteers have used remote cameras to record nocturnal mammals, including devils and quolls. Over the past 20 years, Friends of French Rd Nature Reserve have removed willows, pine trees, blackberries and other exotic weeds and have revegetated most areas. However, about 4ha remain to be revegetate, areas that are more difficult, because it is lower fertility gravelly soils. Thank you to Skretting for helping us to continue with this valuable project.
Peter Lawrence | Landcare Coordinator