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