The rainforest is coming along!

BARUNG Landcare hosted a community planting day in April at their new premises on the Precinct in Maleny.
The buildings aren’t there yet but it won’t be long before the gardens are a joy and a delight for Maleny residents and visitors, under the guidance of nursery manager Cam Burton.

The planting day extended the rainforest area that was planted last October from the top of the site down to the level area where the buildings will be located, with paths wandering among the trees.
Cam’s plan also includes what promises to be a spectacular native garden, showcasing how our local plants can create an exquisite garden with native grasses and shrubs that will be a home for wildlife such as seed-eating birds, a special area designed for frogs and lizards, and homes for native bees.

More than 30 enthusiastic people at the planting day came to get their hands dirty and put these beautiful little rainforest plants into the ground.
Black felt pens were provided so participants could write their names on the labels of the trees they planted. When the trees are tall and magnificent, our planters (and their children and their children’s children – some of these trees are very long lived) will be able to say: “I planted that!”

If you would like to participate in more Barung events or keep tabs on how the garden and the new nursery are progressing, check their website where you can take a virtual tour of their future premises., or contact the office on 5494 3151.

Veteran Maleny resident and volunteer Rodger Maskall busy watering