Audrey, Eli and I joined our neighbours Phil and Nina (and nearly 70 others) at a tree-planting session organised by See-Change and Greening Australia near Coree a few kilometers outside of Canberra. It was a part of the ACT that I hadn't been to before. Some of the scenery from the Uriarra Road is absolutely breathtaking with huge rolling hills, mountains and forests. The area was damaged by the bushfires in 2004 and Greening Australia is helping to encourage re-planting of native trees in the area.
The three of us (Amy took a break at home) planted about 17 or 18 little saplings. Hopefully one day they'll grow into lofty gum trees or splendid shrubs. Here's some pictures of our day (the kids loved it).
|Audrey gets a piggy-back from Phil|
|Hard at work|
|With a wattle|
|From little things big things grow|