Call for volunteers to plant native trees

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Geographe Rotary Club President Ross Johnston and member Ian Macauley will help replant Dobson Reserve
Camera IconBusselton Geographe Rotary Club President Ross Johnston and member Ian Macauley will help replant Dobson Reserve Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

A team of Busselton Geographe Bay Rotary Club volunteers will plant 500 native trees and shrubs in a patch of bushland in Broadwater on Sunday.

The club has donated $1000 towards the purchase of the plants, which will help revegetate an area of Dobson Reserve.

Residents in the area are invited to go along and help with the tree planting, starting at 10am, with a free barbecue afterwards.

The tree planting project is a joint exercise between the Rotary Club and the City of Busselton, with a horticulturist on hand to teach participants about wildlife in the area.

Busselton Geographe Bay Rotary Club president Ross Johnston said the tree planting day was an opportunity for the club to contribute to the community, to improve the local environment and to repair degraded habitat for the local bird and animal life.

“Planting trees and shrubs helps to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the community —– and it’s good exercise for our members,” he said.

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