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2017 Community Planting Day

With the threat of storms and heavy rain half a dozen dedicated TBLMA members planted just over 1000 seedlings and distributed wildflower seed bombs Saturday 29th July at Qualen Road Reserve. These plants were donated by Wheatbelt NRM and we thank them again for their support in 2017.


2016 Community Planting Days

Two Community tree-planting days have just been held in 2016 with the first on Saturday 30th July 2016 and the second held on Saturday 13th August 2016 at Peter and Tammy's property just out of York on Knotts Road.   Over 30 volunteers helped over the two days with people travelling from as far as Perth and Rockingham to assist in planting just on 16,000 trees and shrubs endemic to the area.  The York Shire tree planter was a welcome help as the terrain was steep and rocky but spectacular vistas across to York were a pleasant backdrop. 

2016 Community Planting Site at Peter and Tammy's property near York

Ready for action with two full trailers of trees
Trees were planted by hand by volunteers and a tree planter as well
The ladies did a wonderful job of cooking our BBQ
Thank you to the volunteers who helped during 2016

We are always looking for environmentally minded people to help during our community tree planting programs and to join our Association.  For further info about our Association is here on our Website is http://talbotbrooklma.blogspot.com.au


2015 Community Planting Days

We have been a part of two community plantings in 2015.  These events remind us of the wonderful community spirit we have in our community and how everyone is willing to help each other out.  We look forward to watching the seedlings grow and mature on the two properties, one on Talbot Road and the other on Qualen Road over the coming years.  We acknowledge the support of the Wheatbelt NRM and Leigh who helped out at both plantings. 

Second Planting Day 2015 - 1st August

We had 14 willing volunteers who braved the early morning rain and cold to plant out just on 4,000 seedlings at Gill and Bruce's property on 1st August 2015. Talbot had enjoyed just on 40mm of rain this week so perfect planting conditions for the seedlings.  It was a great team effort finishing for an early lunch then some site in-filling after lunch. Thank you everyone for your community spirit and great effort again.

Choosing seedlings
Early morning team cold and wet but willing
choosing plants appropriate for the area

the site around the dams

Smiles at the end of the planting

A hot lunch was enjoyed by all

First Community Planting Day 4th July 2015

We want to thank everyone, along with our hosts Peter and Bron, for the contributions to the community planting day held at Qualen Road Talbot. 

There were 24 people helping on the day from five community groups, the TBLMA, Avon District Wildflower Society, Men of the Trees, Wheatbelt NRM and Toodyay Friends of the River.  We planted approximately 5000 local species in the rip lines prepared by Peter. 

Bron's welcome and giving instructions as to where to plant
Teams planting out along the rip lines
Enjoying lunch and a chat   
Liz from Wheatbelt NRM addressed the group
 There are still some gaps so if any one has spare plants please contact Bron and Peter on 0418863447 or email bevbron@live.com.au


2014 TBLMA Community Day and Call for 2015 Projects

A busy-bee was held at the Qualen Reserve Saturday 6th September 2014. The purpose was to clean up the Reserve of rubbish and to discuss further work to be undertaken at the Reserve. 
A big THANK YOU goes to the ten willing volunteers who assisted during the morning collecting the many cans, bottles and larger rubbish including a fridge, two tractor tyres, wire, sheep tags and even a bathroom renovation that had been dumped at the Reserve. Unfortunately it was wet and hence the camera lens had a rain drop on it but the extent of the rubbish piled at the main gate can be seen below.  

We were able to observe that the trees planted in 2013 had suffered no ill effects from the long dry summer and are thriving in the rehabilitated section of the old gravel pit.
A lovely variety of wildflowers have blossomed and were a delight to behold.

Anyone wishing to propose a project for 2015 and needs funding then we can assist.  To do so a form must be completed to assist in the preparation of the application for funding to purchase plants and cover costs for community projects in 2015.  Please find a copy of the form here and this needs to be emailed to the Secretary Geoff Williams at geoffwilliamsau@yahoo.com


Community Planting Day - 27th July 2013

The TBLMA Community Planting day was held 27th July 2013 8am-12noon with a B-B-Q lunch following. Thank you to all the community members who attended to plant out the 11,000 Powderbark  Wandoo seedings at Qualen Reserve, Qualen Road, Talbot. 

Landholders who may have future land management projects for 2014 should present details at TBLMA meetings.