TRILLION TREES NEWS

AUGUST 2020

NATURE’S WONDERLAND

The planting season is all but over for this year.

I have loved hearing the joy in people’s voices as they recounted seeing birds they would not normally see in their day to day lives. Nesting eagles were spotted in one location. In another there were red breasted robins. I saw what I thought was a large snakeskin only to learn that it was the shed skin of a rather large blue tongue lizard.

As I’ve probably said before, we think we are helping nature, but nature is helping us. When we find time to be in nature, we provide nature the opportunity to transport us into the many dimensions of nature’s wonderland.

 
So why end this beautiful connection with nature at the end of the planting season? From October we will be offering registered volunteers an opportunity to come out with us on Nature Care Days. We are going out to the planting sites and offering an introduction to weeding and monitoring and allowing Nature to teach us things that we don’t even know we need to learn!.

Dr Sandra Krempl
CEO

Thank you to Perpetual and Fred P Archer Charitable Trust.

Trillion Trees went through a whole renewal process in 2017. The name change from ‘Men of the Trees’ to ‘Trillion Trees’ was part of this. The final phase of this renewal is about to commence. We have received $70K from Perpetual Foundation – Fred P Archer Charitable Trust, and we will be applying it towards building our organisation’s capacity.

Trillion Trees Bee Group hosts Luke de Laeter

Luke is a new generation of apiarist. A teenage beekeeper who is sharing his passion for bees and biodiversity through presenting a unique Bee Incursion Program. Luke de Laeter is the winner of the Australian Meeting of Young Beekeepers 2020 and was recently featured on Gardening Australia.
 
WHEN - Sunday 1st of November 2020.
TIME - 10.00 AM -11.30 AM  
WHERE - Trillion Trees
TICKETS - Members $15, Non-Members $20.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Places are limited. Suitable for all ages.

Luke will cover- Bee Keeping Suit and Tools, Parts of a Hive, Inside a Hive, Life Cycle of a Bee, and Types of Bees.

Booyeembara Park -  Fremantle

Over 180 volunteers joined Main Roads,Trillion Trees and the City of Fremantle on Saturday July 18 to plant 4800 biodiverse native plants including almost 400 tuarts.

Booyeembara Park is a very special place of deep significance with the local community many of whom through the local Friends of Booyeembara Park group have contributed many hours to its care and revegetation. Once the trees reach maturity, they will form a significant canopy and help deliver a wonderful legacy for this project and the wider community.

This planting program is part of a broader revegetation collaboration between Main Roads WA and Trillion Trees, and adds to the almost 4,000 new tuarts that were recently planted at Whiteman Park..

Thank you to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit, Mr Josh Wilson MP Federal Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk MLA State Member for Fremantle, Fremantle Councillors Su Groome and Jenny Archibald and James Houghton from Main Roads for attending and for helping us plant so many native trees.

 

That's a Wrap

Our last community planting day for 2020 was held on Saturday August 8 at Whiteman Park and attended by over 100 Trillion Trees members and community volunteers, working hard to continue decades of important revegetation of this significant environmental icon.
 
WHAT's NEXT? The GOOD NEWS is we will continue our very important management and care of our planting sites. We're looking for people who can assist us on weekdays and weekends to monitor and maintain our sites.To register you interest, please send an email to contact@trilliontrees.org.au and let us know when you may be available and the number of hours you are able to give.so  
 

Our Commitment to Nature

For 41 years Trillion Trees has been inspiring our community to grow and plant trees. We've engaged thousands of people to join us at community planting days and help plant almost 15 million seedlings.
 
We have enjoyed these days, leaving with that wonderful ‘feel good’ feeling in our hearts, that we have done our bit towards repairing the environment.
 
Now with Climate Change affecting our plantings we face lower rainfall, infestation of garden and agricultural weeds taking the moisture from the seedings, as well as introduced pests such as rabbits, and of course kangaroos enjoying a feed - the challenges we face are significant!
 
Our ethic is to stay the course for 3 years to plant and then maintain the seedlings. This is our commitment.

WE NEED YOU to assist us in this act of stewardship. Not only to come and enjoy planting seedlings, but to go that extra mile and help them thrive. This can involve as little as 3 hours a month throughout the year.
 
We're looking for people who can help on weekdays and weekends to monitor and maintain our sites. Being a volunteer association, we depend on your goodwill to get this enormous task of keeping our planting sites under control. You will enjoy meeting fantastic like-minded caring people and our beautiful outdoors.We have volunteers giving 3 hours and others 7 hours – you are free to stay as long or as little time as you can give and, as always, we are grateful for your service.
 
WANT TO HELP? Email us on contact@trilliontrees.org.au and let us know when you may be available and the number of hours you are able to give.
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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