By Chris Noon
We are fortunate to live in this area. During the pandemic lockdown, many people went out to visit nature for good bush tracks, fire trails and streets without much traffic. On bicycles, on foot or climbing trees for the first time. Still Creek Landcare
Now that restrictions have eased and basic freedoms are being returned, will many of us continue these walks or will life return as it was? Now is a good time to continue before the heat of summer arrives.
Alternatively, bring the bush back home to you with our Trees for Weeds program. This is available for those wanting to make their property more attractive, green and shaded. We provide local provenance native plants, together with advice with an on-site visit on what to plant, where to plant and how to plant. Local provenance plants have a better chance of survival.
Plus some starter crystals to lightly fertilise and retain moisture better. This includes large and small trees, shrubs and grasses, which provide food and homes for smaller birds and other wildlife.
The next four months are predicted to have a higher than average rainfall in this area so a good time to plant. This program applies to the Hornsby council area west of the gorge and to Hills people who are close to Old Northern Rd.