Tree planting kicks off tree projects

Many hands make light work and that was true on Saturday 23 June as volunteers from the area gathered to help plant 800 trees on the Muir farm.
Organised by Steph Martin of the Goodness Grocer, Stu Muir was the recipient of $300 thanks to a generous local who wanted to donate money to local tree projects throughout Franklin.
An extra few hundred trees were purchased by Stu himself, to add to the regeneration of the farm, restoring it to how it would have once looked.
“It’s a lot easier to do when everyone pitches in,” Stu said. The farm, which has been in the family for six generations, has a number of conservation projects in the works, including pest control, and wetland restoration.
The planting day on Saturday ended with a BBQ and snacks, provided by the Goodness Grocer to thank everyone for their hard work and support.
Volunteers aged from several weeks old, to 71 on the day attended.
“We just want to say thank you so much,” said Steph.
Photo credits: Gaylene Martin

Posted by The Post Newspaper on Wednesday, June 27, 2018