Team work gets 2000 trees in the ground at Byangum
TEAM work and pure strength in numbers saw 2000 trees planted yesterday on the banks of the Tweed River near Byangum as part of National Plant a Tree Day.
Organiser Carolyn Rifello was very pleased with volunteer numbers with the head count already past 80 at lunchtime.
"It is a great turnout, it's safe to say we will definitely see about 100 people come through the gates to help by the end of the day,"Mrs Rifello said.
Everyone from mums and dads, kids, Council staff and horticulturalists pitched in.
Carting wheel barrows full of mulch, planting, shoveling and chatting, moral was high even when the heavens opened briefly at lunchtime.
Eddie Roberts who helped organize previous planting days was chuffed with how things were going.
"It is great to see we are starting to repair some of the damage done in the past with the planting today,"Mr Roberts said as he put another seedling in the ground.
On Friday July 26 , Mt St Patrick's Murwillumbah students planted 90 trees on the Tweed River's banks as well.