September 11, 2014


Huntly Pound, Bendigo (Vic)


The Old Huntly Pound is a bush block that operated from 1867 as a municipal pound reserve for the keeping of stray livestock.  As such, it has never been developed and now stands as a very significant piece of remnant bushland within Huntly’s town centre.  The Northern Bendigo Landcare Group along with the Bendigo Field Naturalists Club place high value on the site and see it as a wonderful community resource.  Over the last few years the Landcare Group has collaborated with both the Huntly Primary School and the Huntly Kindergarten to offer excursions to the site where students have learnt about the flora that once graced the whole of Huntly where houses now stand.  P7240818 The site has slowly recovered from its days as a Pound and now boasts a variety of understorey species (Golden Wattle, Gold Dust Wattle, Whirrakee Wattle, Cassinia, Saltbush, etc) under the canopy of established Yellow Gums.  The Landcare Group have worked with students on revegetation, installation of nest boxes, weed control (Gazania) and bird identification.  The Huntly Kindergarten uses the site for outings as part of their Bush Kinder program giving children regular opportunities for nature play and the many and varied benefits that provides.  P7240817 Pictured here are students from the Huntly Pre Kinder group participating in a National Tree Day activity thanks to the generous donation of these trees (100)  from Bendigo Funerals” Nicole Howie, Secretary, Northern Bendigo Landcare Group. What a wonderful community project for the residents of Huntly. Thank you Nicole for sending in the narrative about Huntly Pound. Simon Mulqueen from Bendigo Funerals has been a long time supporter of our native heritage. Over the past 3 years, Simon has generously donated the funds for 100’s trees (and tree guards) to various community groups in both Bendigo (and Ballarat) to help revegetate their local nature reserves. This time round, Nicole Howie and her landcare group were the recipients. Simon plants one tree for every service he conducts. He does this as a community kindness and does not charge the families. Thank you Simon for your generosity and vision. Slainte – Colleen  



June 18, 2024
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!


June 18, 2024
‘We feel very grateful, thankful and quite overwhelmed when we think about the contributions of all of the people involved. The project would not have happened without the support from sponsors of Fifteen Trees and such sterling efforts from Landcare and all the volunteers’. Kinglake Landcare.


June 17, 2024
‘We have some amazing customers who buy a tree as an extra when they book a tour with us. We have also bought some to help mother nature’. EcoTreasures.