Can you help preserve the threatened Banksia Woodland?

Can you help preserve the threatened Banksia Woodland?

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Jayne Lavender, Lisa Gale, Macey Gale, Lilly Gale, Riley Gale, Kristy Gregory and Reece Jerrett. Photograph — Richard Polden.

Local not-for-profit group Landcare SJ is calling for all hands on deck for an upcoming National Tree Day planting event. 

The community planting event will take place at the Peel Horse and Pony Club on King Road in Oldbury on July 28 in conjunction with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Bendigo Bank, Peel Harvey Catchment Council and Maddington Toyota. 

Landcare SJ executive officer Francis Smit said these sorts of events are a great way for families and individuals to give something back to their community and the environment. 

“The Peel Horse and Pony Club is set amongst remnant Banksia Woodland vegetation,” he said.

“Banksia Woodlands were listed as a threatened ecological community in 2016 meaning that there has been a significant reduction in their unique habitat and ecological function. 

“Planting will support and enhance the Banksia Woodlands habitat on site with 2000 plants going in on the day.” 

Kristy Gregory and Riley Gale. Photograph – Richard Polden.

Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle and gloves. 

Entry is via the main driveway of the pony club. 

The event will take place from 9am with a free sausage sizzle at 11am. 

For more information call Landcare SJ on 9526 0012 or email info@landcaresj.com.au.