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Friday, 28 Aug 2015

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Talks 'n' Walks with the Wildflower Society of WA

2015 Talks and Walks organised by the Wildflower Society of Western Australia –Armadale branch. All Wildflower members and non-members are welcome. To view the program for 2015 open the pdf file following Talks and Walks for 2015

Hundreds of trees protected for about five years

Roleybushcare has spent the past six field days injecting every Jarrah, Persoonia, Banksia and Sheoak in the bushland in Eskdale Reserve, the surrounding bush around Hillandale Retirement Village, the Jarrah Road Bushland next to the Fire Brigade’s headquarters and the trees surrounding the Roleystone Karragullen Seniors building. A huge task that will not have to be done again for at least five years. This area is pretty special as it is right in the centre of our village and is a little like Roleystone’s Kings Park. As more development goes on and more trees are taken out then this area becomes even more precious. We thank everyone who helped out over the last dieback season.

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Thank you to the SGIO Community Grant Program

Roleybushcare has just embarked on an exciting new project. Ian Colquhoun, the chair of the Group, said ‘The project is called Local Plants for Local Areas and we have received a $5000 grant from the SGIO Community Grant Program. Nurseries stock very few plant species that are local to Roleystone so we will grow them ourselves. However, it is not going to be easy because many species that are common in our local forest need to be grown from cuttings.’ The SGIO grant was used to purchase a commercial propagation unit designed specifically for cuttings – it has an automatic mist sprayer and a built-in heating pad to encourage root growth. The plants will be used to rehabilitate patches of local bushland that have been severely affected by dieback and weeds.

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Wildflower Society's walks and talks for 2015

Have a look at the Wildflower Society of WA's list of interesting talks and walks for 2015. flyer_wildflower_2015_talkswalks.pdf

SALP money has arrived

Thank you to SALP (Swan River Trust and Alcoa Landcare Program) for the $4,500 presented to Roleybushcare at the breakfast held at Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park. What a lovely morning. We met so many volunteers doing so much for their own small areas. We are looking forward to using this money to rehabilitate remnant bushland in Roleystone.

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