STILL CREEK LANDCARE – CAN YOU MAKE THE SAME THING HAPPEN ON YOUR PROPERTY?

If you want to do something similar and live in Hornsby Council or near Old Northern Rd, contact Nick on 9653 2056. For more information about Landcare, find us at http://www.stillcreeklandcare.com.au and on Facebook. Follow us

You might be aware that for many months, Landcare has been running a free native plants programme for landowners who have cleared weeds, or want to plant a wildlife corridor, or join up bits of separated bush. Recently we visited some landowners who have received plants, to see the results. We were amazed by what we found. Where there were once weeds, these inspiring people proudly showed us trees to 3m high, beautiful shrubs in flower. They spoke like seasoned professionals about how they removed weeds and their plans for the future of their properties. It gave us a real lift to see their enthusiasm.

Why have they done so well? Firstly they got advice on what to plant and how to care for the plants. Secondly the plants were grown in nurseries from local seed, which means survival rates are higher. Thirdly they followed the advice.

This advice was provided by Still Creek Landcare and the plants by a generous local donor.

Residents who have been part of this project have had motivations such as: boosting numbers of natives on their property; creating a wildlife corridor; providing shade in open areas for horses; have native shrubs and grasses thriving. Interested in doing the same, see contact details above.