Men of the Trees Rockingam renamed Native Plants WA

L to R - Robert Sherar (Nursery Manager) & Cedric Bakewell Picture: Jon Hewson
L to R - Robert Sherar (Nursery Manager) & Cedric Bakewell Picture: Jon Hewson

FOR the native plant lovers who may have wondered what ever happened to the Men of the Trees Rockingham branch – they still exist but have been given a new name.

Still part of the MOTT group they have re-branded as Native Plants WA.

The not-for-profit group run by the community is celebrating their new name and encouraging residents to prepare for summer with some water-wise natives for your garden.

It is also a nod and pre-celebration of national tree day on July 30.

They will host a native plant sale with all plants available for just $2 each on Saturday, July 28.

Any plant you receive from the nursery should literally feel at home – they grow and propagate seeds and cuttings only from those natives growing on the Swan Coastal Plains.

Plants available include banksias, hakeas, melaleucas and alternatives to water guzzling lawns, such as lobelia with it’s bluish, purple flowers.

Men of the Trees was established in 1979 and since that time has planted more than 13 million seedlings, helping prevent erosion and salinity issues in our state.

To find out more visit face book at https://www.facebook.com/NativePlantsWA/

They are located at the back of the Rockingham Golf Course off Elanora Drive, Cooloongup.