Great kickoff at Community Tree Planting Day
Tranquility on the Daintree (Image credit: Emily Silverstone)
A beautiful, sunny day on the fourth Saturday in July marked the first of the latest Monthly Community Tree Planting days to be held by Rainforest Rescue and The Enviro Co. at the cattle farm Tranquility on the Daintree.
The morning kicked off with a Welcome to Country given by Tahlia Burchill O’Brien, who talked about her family’s past and ongoing ties to these events, particularly that of her late mother who was involved in the first community tree plant day at Tranquility in November 2021.
Let the planting begin! Exactly 1000 native trees were planted by 17 volunteers in just a couple of hours, with a short break for some morning tea provided for guests.
These new rainforest trees now have the important job of providing crucial habitat for biodiversity of local species, controlling erosion and improving creek stability, all while mitigating the effects of climate change.
We were even lucky enough to be joined by Maggie, the property owner of Tranquility on the Daintree who was in the area and came to lend a hand.
It was fantastic to see the beginnings of discussion with Tahlia about incorporating Yalanji traditional names in our staff practises, as well as some born and bred Daintree Village locals sharing their stories. For us, this really highlights the importance of coming together as a community to discuss, inspire, and reflect. But most importantly have fun!
Land manager Justin, Tahlia and Maggie
Planting trees is pretty awesome. But planting trees surrounded by friends, family and community is even better. A huge thank you to all volunteers who spent their Saturday with us to repair and restore the beautiful Daintree rainforest ?
The next of these events will be held on Saturday 20th August. We’re very excited to plant some more trees with you.
Register for your free ticket here. See you there!
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