Tuart forest replanting

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Primary students Tyrese Headland, 9, Gemma Lang, 9, and Mia Lynch 10, help plant the first Tuart trees for the restoration of Ludlow Forest
Camera IconBusselton Primary students Tyrese Headland, 9, Gemma Lang, 9, and Mia Lynch 10, help plant the first Tuart trees for the restoration of Ludlow Forest Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Students from Busselton Primary School planted the first trees of the new Ludlow Tuart Forest on Monday.

It was the culmination of years of hard work from the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group, which has been campaigning to replant the native tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest at the Ludlow site for years.

Tuart Forest Restoration Group president Evelyn Taylor said over the next two weeks more than 500 people would plant the first native trees at the site since 1983.

“I’m absolutely thrilled about this project, I know everyone is aware we need to be looking after the environment and this is actually happening,” she said.

“We are planting thousands of trees into this area and hopefully the people who plant them will protect them into the future because this work is necessary to fix the problems we have,” she said.

Busselton Primary School Principal Jeremy Shepherd said it was the perfect excursion hitting all aspects of the curriculum.

“It’s a great opportunity to teach the kids the science and history of the forest and get them to work in teams and collaborate with each other,” he said.

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