Volunteers Needed to Plant 5000 Trees in South Fremantle

Friends of Hollis Park members Andrew Sullivan, Phil Doring, Julie Piet, Shirley Barroy and Adin Lang. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d439308
Friends of Hollis Park members Andrew Sullivan, Phil Doring, Julie Piet, Shirley Barroy and Adin Lang. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d439308

THE Friends of Hollis Park aim to secure a place in the record books next month, and make a difference to the environment at the same time.

The community group is looking to set a local tree-planting record by putting 5000 new native trees into a degraded area of South Fremantle and needs volunteers to help them make it happen.

Group member Adin Lang said volunteers planted 2500 trees last year, and were looking forward to adding to the greenery in the area.

“Initially we were looking to plant around 20 trees only, but as momentum around the project grew and more money became available, naturally the number of trees we were able to plant also grew,” he said.

“Sometimes walking through the park it’s hard to see and appreciate all of the hard work we’ve done in the past because I’m more drawn to the areas and things that still need improving.

“But in saying that, the areas we planted last year have come on really strong and improvement is already visible.

“People should join to help create something in the community that will be there for many generations to enjoy.”

The record attempt will be made on July 5.

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