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In May we took time out from field work to celebrate our volunteers at a dinner held in the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre.

Roleybushcare provided the meat and attendees brought a salad or dessert. A very enjoyable and convivial evening was had by everyone.

Tim Lardner, the group’s chairperson, spoke about our success in continuing to protect the jarrah and banksia trees against dieback in Roleystone’s bush reserves. He also took time to thank everyone who made this possible, including everyone attending the dinner and all of our volunteers unable to be present.

In May, Roleybushcare members Nick and Trish Fairweather with Ian Hafekost took the Roleybushcare dieback trailer down to the Forest Discovery Centre in Dwellingup to show a group of Year 11 students from Perth Modern how to stem inject trees. The event was organised by Stephen Crane from the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. The students spent the rest of the morning treating the jarrah and bull banksia trees around the centre.

Later in the week, Nick and Ian took the trailer to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre at Mundaring for another session organised by Stephen Crane to educate a group of Bush Rangers from Corrigin District High School in stem injection. The bush ranger cadets then spent the remainder of the morning injecting jarrah and bull banksia trees near the centre.

Both outings were part of Roleybushcare's work in helping to spread the word in how to administer dieback treatment.