1300 seedlings planted

1000 plants in along the interpretive bush trail in Minim Cove Park!

300 plants in Three Boys Park on Monument street!

What teams! It just goes to show what we can do!

Everyone has come away from the planting days with a really good feeling that we can make a difference! Together we can make a big difference!

There are still plants left over which will go in the bare pockets around the bike / pedestrian path down from the BBQ at Minim Cove. Heidi, the Town of Mosman Park bushcare officer has convinced our council depot that those areas should be sprayed for weeds as a matter of urgency. Planting will resume on Friday busy bees if anyone can get down there from 9am, starting on Friday 8th July. The sooner the remaining plants are in the ground the better their chance of survival.

It is very hard to recreate bush. It is so much easier to look after what bush we have left.

There are many species of plants in our bushland that are represented by only one remaining plant or just a few. One of these is the only species left in the greater Perth region. This plant is very difficult to collect seeds from and propagate by cutting. Both seed and cutting propagation has failed for us.

Half of the seedlings on the community planting days came from seeds we had collected from the existing bushland and the other half are species that had been lost to Mosman Park.


Kids are endlessly inventive (above) after planting all the seedlings they found a new use for the collected punnets; make a big hoop!

Watering in the seedlings completes the morning's work (below)

Three Boys Park Community Planting Day July 3rd 2011

The Town of Mosman Park’s hydrozoning projects in Three Boys and Genders Parks are aimed at reducing groundwater and fertiliser use and enhancing biodiversity. We hope that by increasing Mosman Park's natural biodiversity we can welcome birds like the Blue Wren back to the area.

Join us on Sunday July the 3rd between 9am and 1pm for our second Community Planting Day this year to help revegetate an area of Three Boys Park. We're planting small scale local native vegetation. Equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Three Boys Park is at the corner of Monument and Fairlight Streets.

Please RSVP to the Sustainability Officer at Town of Mosman Park on 9384 1633

Bringing Back the Bush 2011

Our annual planting day is coming up soon. Real soon! Our regular vollies and Mosman Park Shire have been preparing the ground for the big day, the Bureau of Eternal Optimism has finally seen fit to douse our neck of the woods with a splash of rain. Seedlings have been propagated by hundred.

All we need is a metric ton of willing hands to give our little plants the best start they could hope for. Pop June 26th in your diary, join us for half an hour or half a day, and best of all, lunch is on us! The action will happen between 9am and 1pm.

"X" marks the spot! We're planting on the east side of the remnant bush off Fairbairn St, if you're driving you'll find plenty of parking by the tennis courts on Stone St.

Here are some pics from last year's efforts