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A rainy day couldn’t dampen the spirits of 18 corporate volunteers from Greystar. They came with a great attitude to plant trees with Greater Sydney Landcare’s Creating Canopies team at Kyeemagh Boat Ramp on Friday 8th September.

Greystar employees planted a mix of 1000 trees, shrubs, and grasses in the reserve by the water, nearby to where Muddy Creek meets the Cooks River. The grasses and groundcovers were donated by Bayside Council.

The Value of Trees

Kane Durrant, an ecologist from WILD Conservation came to talk to the volunteers about why their work was so important to the area and the local wildlife.

Together Kane and Greystar looked at large habitat trees on site— one of them was a large dead tree standing tall. Kane explained that a dead tree can stand longer than a living tree and provide many habitat opportunities for a variety of wildlife like birds, microbats, frogs, lizards and yes, snakes too! Even a dead tree can have immense value in nature.

Ecologist Kane Durrant of WILD Conservation gave a talk to the Greystar team about the value of trees, living and dead, in the environment.

This was the second Creating Canopies planting here at the Kyeemagh Boat Ramp. The first planting was undertaken last year in the first stage of the Creating Canopies project, which was planted by the members of the Fix It Sisters Shed and the local community next to the Kyeemagh Community Centre.

The Fix It Sisters are looking after these plants very well, with over 90% survival!

Corporate Volunteering with Greater Sydney Landcare

Corporate volunteering is a mutually beneficial partnership that supports both Greater Sydney Landcare’s conservation goals and the corporate social responsibility objectives of businesses. Find out more about Corporate Volunteering with Greater Sydney Landcare.

About Creating Canopies

Landcare NSW and Greater Sydney Landcare are planting 200,000 trees as part of the Greening our City program to help reduce urban heat in Greater Sydney. Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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