Native Plant Giveaway
Orders for native plant giveaway have now closed. We again had an overwhelming response from the community with orders even higher than last year. We received a total of 256 orders equalling a total of 4446 plants going out to the community. For all those who placed an order, plants will be available for pickup from Thurgoona plaza carpark Saturday 24th June 9am – 12pm and Sunday 25th June 10am – 12pm.
Filling the Gaps Stock Proof Tree Guards
Photo: Murray Local Land Services
Stock proof trees guards (SPTG) offer the opportunity to plant individual trees in paddocks and yards. The advantage of planting this way include:
- Planting to replace aging trees
- Planting to reduce gaps between trees, particularly important for Squirrel Gliders that need trees to be close for gliding (20 m being ideal)
- Planting where other fencing is not an option
Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare group are offering a co-ordinated bulk purchase of guards to run with the Plant Give Away project.
The guards are made locally in Wodonga at ARC and they have been making and selling these guards for many years.
Orders can be placed with the Landcare group until Fri 9th June) and pick up location will be arranged once the order has been finalised (NB: the guards are 1.8mt high so a trailer would be advisable for transporting to your home).
|Cost per Guard||Guard & 4 posts (this is the best option for cattle & horses It is advisable to also wrap barb around the guard to maintain it’s shape)||Guard & 2 posts (best option if sheep are the main grazing animal)||Delivery|