Skretting Australia is an international company producing feed for the aquaculture industry. They pride themselves on their commitment to sustainability. This year, they have once again generously committed to helping out our tree planting efforts in Tasmania, to the tune of 2030 trees!
Skretting’s trees were distributed across 3 locations. At Wynyard, 700 trees were planted at Sister’s Creek and Doctors Rocks, 1,000 trees went to Alison Hugo and her community groups in the Launceston district, and the remaining 330 trees trees were planted with Landcare Tasmania near Burnie.
Thank you James Rose very much for your donation of 700 trees to Wynyard Landcare for our revegetation works. The first site is a riparian zone of a local creek at Sisters Creek. This creek system is a confluence of two small creeks, a very wet area invaded by Gyceria maxima. We killed the grass by covering with black plastic mulch, that took about 12 months. Once these trees grow, the weeds will be suppressed.
The second site at Doctors Rock is a degraded coastal site that is home to hundreds of Little Penguins. The trees will provide suitable habitat for the nesting penguins.
Thank you for the opportunity in helping us to plant more trees.
Peter Lawrence | Secretary | Wynyard Landcare