TRILLION TREES NEWS

DECEMBER 2019

A Donation to Trillion Trees is the perfect Christmas Gift

Season's Greetings from the Revegetation Hub

Trillion Trees is forever changing and growing!  
 
Thanks everyone for a successful planting season.
Our first planting on Mother's Day was a wonderful family celebration and set the scene for the 15 plantings to follow. Our many dedicated volunteers rallied to make each event a wonderful occasion for everyone: arriving in the early morning to set up, staying the entire day then helping pack up. None of this is possible without you - thank you. Congratulations also to our Nursery Manager Jill Holland, Belinda Ford Assistant Nursery Manager, and their volunteers for growing quality seedlings, loading the ute and trailer, and assisting whenever needed.

Help needed to look after our planting sites.
The recent surge in hot weather reinforces the importance of monitoring the health of our plants and their survival rate, and where possible to water and weed! Putting the plants in the ground is easy - it's what comes after that that counts!! With the weather heating up, weeds are dropping their seeds all to fast. We need your help to give our plants the maximum chance of survival. Please EMAIL or call if you can assist us

A big thank you Paul Barber and Harry Eslick from Arbor Carbon for donating your expertise and time to train our revegetation team - Kat Hudson, Georgia Robbins (Murdoch intern), Rosie Scott, Eziah van den Haak and Noni Oldfield - on best practice site monitoring methods.  Your generosity has added value to Trillion Trees's planting program.

Seed Collecting
Our Seed Collecting team headed by Jenny Young and Neville Horner has been out on their first excursion for the year. We hope to join them in the future to learn about seed collecting and preparation.  EMAIL Rosanne if you are interested. 

Bee Group
Thank you to Ken Graham who has cared for our bees  for the past few years, and for passing his knowledge onto Simon Ashby who has stepped up to help tend to the bees and lead the group. We wish Ken all the best with his new life in York.
Thank you & farewell Brian
In September Brian Vincent our Ecological Restoration & Landcare Coordinator left our Staff Team to take up full-time employment. Brian joined us as a volunteer and became one of our key people helping us not only to plant trees but to consider the bigger picture of ecological restoration and biodiversity. Our 2019 planting season was a hectic one, with planting events nearly every weekend, sometimes both days and with planting often completed mid-week.  Thank you Brian for your guidance and for sharing your knowledge - you taught us a lot and we wish you all the best.
Recycling better at Trillion Trees
Murdoch University student Jasuda Chuwan is heading our new recycling team as part of her university project, assisted by Deb Walker (Trillion Trees volunteer). With a shared interest in waste, together they are helping establish recycling at Trillion Trees. They have visited Perth City Farm for an in-depth tour with Phoebe Dean.  Next, with Alan Benn (Key nursery volunteer), they will visit Environment House and learn how they educate the Bayswater community including at the local school. If you wish to join the team  EMAIL  Rosanne .

David Bellamy dies aged 86.

In 1987 the Hazlemere site, where Trillion Trees is based, was officially opened by world renowned botanist, author, broadcast presenter David Bellamy and the Hon. Kim Beazley (pictured above), then the local Federal Member for Swan and now the current Governor of Western Australia.

David Bellamy was in Perth to film the Barrie Oldfield documentary titled ‘Wheat today What Tomorrow?'  about the amazing techniques of growing wheat on very ancient soils in a semi arid climate and the dry land salinity and declining fertility of the soil.
Our Trillion Trees library has a store of articles and photos from this time which no doubt hold many stories waiting to be rediscovered and recounted.

Pictured On-set - From left: Shirley Fyfe, Rosemary Bellamy, David Bellamy, Chris Fyfe, Lex Parker. Seated: William Oldfield, Mike Kelly, Nicholas Partridge, Barrie Oldfield, Sallie Oldfield, .Peter Goodall
Farewell Paula!
Friday December 5 2019 was a very sad day at Trillion Trees -  it was Paula Galvin’s last day as our Office Manager. After 8 years, Paula said it was time for a change.

Thank you Paula for looking after us so well. We will forever remember your great work as the Coordinator of the 100K Guinness World Record planting at Whiteman Park, for working solutions through many tricky situations, for always telling it as it is and for your heart of gold.
 

Much love and best wishes for all your future endeavours from the Trillion Trees team.

Trillion Trees Photo Documentary by Birgit Dalier

I am a student of Photography at North Metropolitan TAFE. During an exploration of my chosen topic ‘Trees’ for an assignment I realised I have long wanted to find out about the work of Trillion Trees WA. I approached CEO Dr Sandra Krempl – nervously – with a proposal for a black & white photo documentary, and was received with utmost kindness and generosity. During August I planted trees in Guildford Meadows, and photographed volunteers planting trees. I visited the brilliant nursery in Hazelmere, photographed the plant loading after Rosanne Scott suggested it, and explored the more mature plantings in Whiteman Park. I would like to thank all staff and volunteers for supporting this exciting project. I hope to be back planting next year. Birgit Daller
TRILLION TREES CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Saturday December 7, our members and volunteers gathered to help us celebrate another wonderful year and to say sincere thanks for all their support and hard work.
A world audit of trees in 2015 shows there are just 3 trillion trees left in the world - that's half what there used to be. 

We, as a global community, need a new tree planting target - to plant 1 trillion trees! If each person in the world plants 140 trees, we will achieve this!
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