...and the new gar­den will have a rare star at­trac­tion

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

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.

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