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Revegetation Project – Pines Campground & Beyond. The Planting #1

As noted in the previous blog post, the planting took place on Saturday 11th and Tues 14th June. On Saturday, members of the climbing community and park users turned up at the Pines Campground to put the callitris glaucophylla  in the ground.


Ollie Sherlock with one of the plants he grew. About to be released

VCC member Ollie Sherlock who originally gathered the seed from around the Plaque wall area and grew the plants, was also in attendance. Many thanks to Louise Shepherd from Friends of Arapiles and Zoe Wilkinson from Parks Victoria who directed proceedings on the morning and with the perfect weather also turning up, it made for a great event.


Huge thanks to all the volunteers, those who emailed me in response to the call out and those who read the posters and just rocked up. This project is a collaboration between CliffCare/VCC, Friends of Arapiles and Parks Victoria.


Youngest volunteer Max

On Tuesday, the young kids of the area who attend the Bush Kinder helped to plant the remaining 8 trees in the Pharos Gully track area. Some were used around the newly rehabbed area to the right of the main track and others were used along the main track to help define the track line. Another fine weather day and the kids loved having a dig, hammering a stake and watering the young plants.


Thanks to Jane Wilkinson, her assistants and all the lovely kids from the Bush Kinder. I certainly enjoyed it as much as they appeared to also!


These pines are indigenous to the area and whilst they do take a while to mature, they are the first of a number of plantings that will be occurring in the campground and surrounds.


If you camp at Arapiles and usually have left over water when you leave, take the opportunity to give the plants a water by using your leftovers.


Campground users happy to dig in.

Local climbers Louise Shepherd, Kieran Loughran and Rox enjoying the crisp air, a shovel and dirt. Louise manages Friends Of Arapiles.

Louise and Rox up near D Minor Pinnacle

Adam Demmert near D Minor Pinnacle

Bush Kinder and Louise Shepherd

Planting in the young trees

A touch of water

Everyone got to have a go at digging, planting, watering and bashing in stakes!

Great day, great location and great helpers.


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