Over 100 residents and community members gathered at Druminor Wetland in Modbury North on Sunday 29 July for the City of Tea Tree Gully’s Planet Ark National Tree Day event.
The crowd got muddy and planted over 2,000 plants including native pine, she-oaks and various native shrub and tree species over the three hour event.
The Modbury North location for this yearly event was chosen to fill in some of the gaps around the valuable Druminor Wetland and help increase the natural habitat for the local fauna.
The hard workers also enjoyed a free BBQ lunch cooked by the Golden Grove Lions Club after the planting was complete.
Golden Grove resident Debra said ‘it’s been a wonderful morning planting trees with my daughter and grandson. I look forward to taking a walk through the area later in the year to see how much the tress have grown’.
The complete list of the flora species planted were:
- Acacia pycnantha - Golden Wattle
- Acacia paradoxa - Kangaroo Thorn
- Olearia ramulosa - Twiggy Daisy-bush
- Bursaria spinose - SA Christmas-bush
- Dodonaea viscosa - Sticky Hop-bush
- Myoporum viscosum - Sticky Boobiala
- Senna artemisioides - Punty-bush
- Callitris gracilis - Native Pine
- Allocasuarina verticiliata- She-oak
To get involved with gardening all year round, take a look at our community gardens in the City of Tea Tree Gully.
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