8000 trees have been planted for wildlife!
5000 trees were planted in the wet season 2016-2017 and now 3000 more have been planted so far this wet season on Land for Wildlife properties with more to be put in the ground over the next few weeks.
The plants are grown by the Greening Australia plant nursery, that were chosen as a food source or habitat plant for the endangered Black-footed tree-rat (Mesembriomys gouldii
), an NT native rodent which has been in decline over the last decade, and have been planted on over 20 participating Land for Wildlife properties which have cleared or degraded land. These properties are found in Darwin, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, McMinns Lagoon and Darwin River.
The program is assisted by the Green Army who have collected seed, propagated plants and planted them, as well as doing some weed management on properties involved in the enhancement program.
In August our 3rd Green Army team joined up and helped the program and landholders, with some familiar faces returning!
The team learn to collect seed for the project
Shay sorting seeds
The last day of planting for the year
At the graduation
Meeting the Black-footed tree-rat at the Territory Wildlife Park
I wish all our participants the best for the future and that all our trees grow and propser and support the Black-footed tree-rat and other wonderful creatures
Here are some Thank you notes from our members-
Just wanted to say a huge massive thank you for all your hard work over the last 3 days on my property. I have embarked on a huge job, the weather has been very hot and humid but you have turned up every day and planted, mulched and water the plants with out complaining. Over 700 trees were planted so well done. If I can you give you one piece of advice on buying a property. Do not buy a cleared block, it’s way too much work. buy a natural block.All the best for the future. I hope you find your dream job and thank you once again for your hard work.
Jodie and Chris
I would like to say THANKYOU for your fantastic contributions, not only to our block in your help with mission grass eradication, but your efforts across the top end. Don’t underestimate the value of your hard work and sweat! It is these efforts that have a lasting impact on ensuring high biodiversity in flora and fauna here in the NT.
Whether you choose to continue in the field of land management or completely different endeavours in the future, the skills and knowledge you have gained can be used, built upon and shared with others around you to the benefit of our natural environment. I wish you all the best.
Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to the Green Army Team.
Their work at Leanyer Drive is really appreciated.
All plants are still alive from earlier this month.
I also would like to thank the green army for there dedication and commitment to community and the environment. Thank you Emma and the Land for Wildlife team for your tireless work. It is always appreciated in the rural blocks xx
Lakeside Drive Community Garden wishes to thank the Green Army for planting and watering the native trees at our site this year. We appreciate your hard work, professionalism and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing the trees grow over the wet and maybe even spotting a Black-footed tree rat. Best wishes for 2018.