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Reforesting the Fleurieu, one tree(guard) at a time.

Over the June long weekend, once again our loyal crew of tree-planters descended on Yarnauwi for the fourth year of tree planting. This year we planted 600 plants, local species associated with pink and red gum woodlands.

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The 2016 Crew

After 3 years of planting, many patches of seedlings are now well established, and on rainfall only they’re slowly growing into the landscape. Our mission for this year was to fill in some unplanted spaces, trace windbreaks and corridors between islands of vegetation, replant tricky spots with specially selected vegetation and to expand some of our successful woodlots. Spots that we cleared junk from earlier in the year were planted out, and areas of erosion control will also be planted with sedges and reeds this season.

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Planting

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Richard works on the windbreak while the sheep work on the mulch pile.

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Keeping an eye on the local seedling lovers.

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As the sun set, we could just make out wind turbines on the Yorke Peninsula.

The soil was moist, the weather benevolent, and the company exquisite! With the surviving planters, we celebrated our two days planting with a rockpool ramble hooking along the nearby coves.

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A celebratory rockpool ramble

An enormous, heartfelt thanks to Alejandro, Andrew, Anthony, Claire, Eric, George, Innis, Jeff, Jeremy, Kathy, Lily, Marg, Mary, Richard, Sal, Shane, Steph and Sue.

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