Our monthly meeting was geared towards planting trees in the arboretum, 36 to be exact. It is so good to see some greenery amongst the scorched earth. We had done our best to clear a large enough area and in the process created quite a heap.

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Fortunately we had a good turnout including some strong men so the holes were dug in no time and all the trees Jenny had brought plus some extras from the nursery were planted.

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One even found a home by the tap, handy for watering.

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When everyone had gone we went scouting with Rob for a more suitable place for a new bird hide and we found this lovely Pachycarpus grandiflora near the Forest Walk.

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