Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees to Help Wildlife in the Scenic Rim

WPSQ Scenic Rim Branch committee members (from left) Sandra Rose, Ronda Green, Darren Green, and Robin Rowland. Image © Robin Rowland.

Wildlife Queensland’s Scenic Rim Branch is working on a wildlife corridor plan to link critical habitats across the Scenic Rim.

The Scenic Rim is a heavily fragmented part of South East Queensland, with old-growth national parks separated by large expanses of paddocks and farmland.

While the Scenic Rim is home to Land for Wildlife and other reforested properties, they are often divided from other wildlife havens by large amounts of cleared land.

The goal of our project is to amplify the habitat benefits of the Scenic Rim’s unique ecosystems by planting wildlife corridors to join national parks and vegetated properties.

The success of the Scenic Rim’s most iconic lowland species (squirrel gliders, grey crowned babblers and glossy black cockatoos) relies on our ability to join properties through corridors and “wildlife highways”.

Volunteers Needed for Planting

Volunteers at a planting day earlier this year. Image © Robin Rowland

We have already recruited landowners willing to have trees planted on their properties, but we need more volunteers to help us bring the corridor to life.

Thanks to our small, dedicated team of volunteers, we’ve already planted hundreds of trees and completed fauna surveys. The month of May is going to be a big planting month – we need to plant 700-800 trees before the winter frost sets in.

Our next planting day is Saturday, 8 May in Beaudesert and we will have additional dates later in the month.

Please get in touch if you would like to help by emailing scenicrim@wildlife.org.au and let us know if you can join on 8 May and/or other dates you are available. We will then contact you to advise the meet-up location/s.

Morning teas and picnic lunches will be provided for volunteers. There will also be a large container of drinking water to refill bottles. Please let us know if you are vegan, gluten-free etc

Learn more about the project at the Scenic Rim Wildlife Corridor project website.

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