Putting the green back into the Dain­tree

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

VOL­UN­TEERS dug deep to reveg­e­tate one of the world’s old­est rain­forests.

Con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion Dain­tree Life hosted their first com­mu­nity tree plant­ing day in Cow Bay.

Dain­tree Life co-founder Con­nie Kerr said they were grate­ful for the turnout.

“It was ab­so­lutely heart­warm­ing and amaz­ing,” she said. “It was hard work but it’s worth the ef­fort be­cause we see so much wildlife come through the land we want to plant on.

“Plant­ing on these dis­used ser­vice roads will ex­pand the na­tional park, add habi­tat for the wildlife and beau­tify the area. It’s mag­i­cal to drive through a tun­nel of trees.”

A to­tal of 1058 trees were planted on the day.

Dain­tree Life said the reveg­e­ta­tion project will also elim­i­nate weeds.

The group work closely with Douglas Shire Coun­cil and source na­tive trees lo­cally.

The next plant­ing day is at Cow Bay on Sun­day, Jan­uary 13, 2019, For more de­tails: visit www.dain­treel­ife.com.au.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Vol­un­teers, in­clud­ing Douglas Shire mayor Ju­lia Leu and coun­cil­lor David Carey, who helped plant trees on an old dis­used ser­vice road in Cow Bay.

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