2000 new seedlings planted in Bibra Lake challenge

Lauren Stepanovski (Woodside), Ian Dieroff (Holcim), Grant Weston (Chevron), Riju Maitra (Aon), Amy Horne (Sndvik) & Kelly Poynton (BHP) at the Corporate Tree Planting Challenge. Photo: Jon Hewson. d493580 communitypix.com.au.
Lauren Stepanovski (Woodside), Ian Dieroff (Holcim), Grant Weston (Chevron), Riju Maitra (Aon), Amy Horne (Sndvik) & Kelly Poynton (BHP) at the Corporate Tree Planting Challenge. Photo: Jon Hewson. d493580 communitypix.com.au.

BIBRA Lake was the winner as seven teams of volunteers battled it out for the World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge on Wednesday.

The Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) event saw teams from businesses such as BHP, Woodside and eventual winners Holcim compete to see who could plant the most natives and help revegetation efforts as part of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 project.

CVA Perth regional manager Tristan Duke said Bibra Lake was one of their focus sites and events such as this helped to regenerate the area.

“(Teams) planted as many plants as possible with quality control; We want to be sure that the plants have a high survival rate through the correct technique of planting,” he said.

“Large events like these with 60 personnel planting really helps rehabilitation projects.

“In just under 2 hours, nearly 2,000 plants were planted, a great effort.

“Earlier on today the area was a sandpit, now it is a revegetation site with seedlings grooving with winter rains soon to come.”