Plant a Tree – or 4000!
We warmly invite you to our annual Community Tree Planting Day on Saturday 4th May 2019. We’d love you to help us plant over 4,000 rainforest seedlings to help us Protect Rainforest Forever!
Rainforest Rescue is hosting this year’s community tree planting day at Nightwings again, after the success of our last community planting reforesting the old sugar cane plantation. Last year we planted 2,000 rainforest trees, sourced from the Daintree and propagated at our Daintree Nursery. This year we’re looking to double that and plant in excess of 4,000 trees.
With your help, we can do it!
The holes will have been dug in advance and the site prepared. All we need are volunteers willing to get their hands dirty to help us plant the seedlings, restoring rainforest habitat. All the young trees have been propagated from seed collected across our Daintree Nature Refuges and grown at our Daintree Native Nursery.
After a morning of planting trees, you are invited to join us for morning tea and to hear more about our future plans for the Daintree.
With an 8 am start we will be finished well before noon – and hopefully, before it gets too hot.
What you need to bring
- gardening gloves – new ones please to ensure no cross-contamination
- wide-brimmed hat
- water bottle – we will provide water for refilling your bottle; however, to prevent waste we request you bring your own refillable bottle
- Sturdy closed-toed boots/shoes
- a sense of humour
Rainforest Rescue will provide
- morning tea
- first aid kit
- small trowels (you are also welcome to bring a clean one)
- a great location
- seedlings + pre-dug holes
Note: NightWings Rainforest Centre is located near Wonga Beach in far north Queensland, Australia, on the main Mossman-Daintree Road, about 30 minutes drive north of Port Douglas and 10 minutes south of the Daintree Ferry Crossing. The property backs onto the Dagmar Range of the Mossman section of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, and sits within the UNESCO listed Wet Tropics Region.
Photos by Martin Stringer Photography
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