...and the new garden will have a rare star attraction
TO GO with the new landscaped garden at the Men’s Shed, visitors will also be able to enjoy one of the things that make our region so unique, thanks to a donation by Childers Bushcare.
The Isis Tamarind, known by its latin name Alectryon ramiflorus, is one of Australia’s rarest trees, found only in the Childers area.
It was thought to be found only in very small numbers, mainly in Cordalba and scattered around Childers, but a thriving population of about 300 were found two years ago near the Isis Sugar Mill.
A 30-year-old Isis tamarind stands proudly outside the Isis Club on Churchill St, and now another will occupy the Men’s Shed garden.
“It will be there for the community to enjoy and appreciate,” Bushcare’s Margie Zhea said.
“It’s a beautiful symbol of our region.”
Isis Bushcare recently held its Major Day Out for 2016 to coincide with national Landcare Week.
The Childers Cubs took part in the day, a walk through Russo Environmental Park, to raise awareness and socialise – a break from Bushcare’s regeneration and tree planting activities.
“We saw a blue gum that was up to 400 years old,” Margie said.