Joint tree planting with Murrumbateman Scouts

S2015-08-30 10.45.50couts from Girrawah Troop and Gungaderra Troop participated in a joint Landcare tree planting day with Scouts from 1st Murrumbateman, planting over 250 trees to provide food and shelter for native species.

On Sunday 30 August, Scouts from the three Troops traveled to a farm north of Murrumbateman and planted native trees and shrubs along a number of ‘corridors’. Once grown, these will link existing pockets of vegetation and allow native species to more easily move through the area.

Under the guidance of a local Landcare group, the Scouts dug holes, planted trees, and installed protective barriers. The 250 trees and shrubs were planted in just under an hour and a half.

August is Scouts in Action Month, which this year focuses on getting Scouts to experience and connect with the natural world.