Bushmead hosts community tree planting day

Future Bushmead resident Wayne Phillips, Rotary Club of West Perth's Tina Arthur, future Bushmead resident Tanya Phillips, Dr Roy Wittkuhn and future Bushmead residents Ashton, Emily and Spencer Phillips.
Future Bushmead resident Wayne Phillips, Rotary Club of West Perth's Tina Arthur, future Bushmead resident Tanya Phillips, Dr Roy Wittkuhn and future Bushmead residents Ashton, Emily and Spencer Phillips.

THE community came together to revegetate and rehabilitate 185ha of retained bushland at Bushmead Estate on Sunday.

As part of Bushmead’s vision to conserve and rehabilitate local flora, Cedar Woods has implemented an annual tree planting day with the support of the local community.

Cedar Woods state manager Ben Rosser said it was great to see the community come together to bring life to the bushland.

“We had several local community groups for the inaugural event including Bushmead residents, representatives from Helena Valley Primary School, and Rotary clubs of West Perth and Swan Districts,” he said.

“We planted a variety of native flora including myrtle, pale rush and bottlebrush along the banks towards the northern area of Bushmead.

“Bushmead features 185ha of retained bushland and the planting day helped to create a biodiversity corridor for local fauna.”