We celebrated National Tree Day at Little Oak Sanctuary with a series of tree planting events! Held over the 1st and 2nd of August, participants planted almost 50 advanced Cottonwood poplar trees. The trees will form a windbreak, providing the animal residents of the sanctuary respite from the strong westerly winds we experience here. We chose the locally grown Poplar trees as they are drought and frost tolerant, and accounts are that they stood up well in the recent bushfires. As the tree run ends close to our hay shed and visitors centre, we wanted to ensure we did not plant trees that could potentially act as a wick in the event of bush fires.
Here are some of the photos from the five events - if you'd like to attend one of our events, check out the events page.