Programme for Winter 2012

posted 4 Apr 2012, 15:04 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 8 Aug 2012, 01:04 ]
The final 2012 main planting afternoon will be from 1pm on Saturday 11 August.

A great start on this years planting has been make.  On Saturday 29 June we put 300 plants in the ground in the higher areas of the site.

This was followed by some fine work by a group from Contact Energy on Friday 6 July.  They cleared, planted and mulched the flat area below Middleton Road, as well as clearing part of the escarpment slope and planting the top and bottom of it. They planted an additional 200 plants. A photo of the workers is attached below.

We have  been allocated 1000 plants by WCC for 2012, so we are now half way through the task. 

 Another group from Contact Energy is planned to come on Friday  27 July. .

 Our site is now part of a research project by students from Victoria Universtiy.  They are studying the growth rates of lemonwood, wineberry and cabbage trees. These have been tagged and measured, with their positions fixed by GPS.  This project may continue for a few years, so you may see students taking various measurements.

CPCA Secretary,
10 Jul 2012, 02:21