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A group of our committed volunteers forsook Christmas shopping to treat dieback susceptible trees in the Bettenay reserve between Bettenay and Sefton Roads in Roleystone. With a warm and sunny day, the trees took up the phosphite relatively quickly.

After the usual lovely morning tea a handful of resolute volunteers carried on working and went off to treat a small part of the nearby Winstanley reserve which had been left unfinished from a previous field day.

There is no field day in January and Roleybushcare’s next dieback treatment day will be on Sunday 10th February when we will be in the Quenda reserve behind the Anglican Church.  This will complete what we were unable to do last October because of wet weather.  If you want to be added to our mailing list for notification of our field days then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Anyone new to dieback treatment is always welcome at the Roleybushcare field days, which are an ideal opportunity to find out how it works. Once you know how to inject trees you can then borrow Roleybushcare’s equipment to treat your own trees.

We start at 9.00am and finish around noon. The meeting place will be in Glebe Road, Roleystone. Look out for the Roleybushcare trailer and signs. More information and a reserve map can be found on our website here.

Morning tea will be provided, giving you a chance to learn more about Roleybushcare and the work we do helping to protect our local bush reserves against dieback.

Note: If the weather is unsafe we will cancel so please check the website on the morning of the field day at 8.00am for any cancellation notice or ring Tim on 0431 424 199.