Bicentennial park – tree planting

It proves you’re never too old or too young to make a difference within your community!

On 17 September 2017, Ulverstone Rotary West and Ulverstone Rotary teamed up to plant 60 trees throughout Bicentennial Park, Ulverstone.  The planting efforts were undertaken by approximately 20 enthusiastic volunteers ranging from 18 months to 91 years old.

This planting initiative was prompted by Rotary International President-elect, Ian H.S. Riseley who has challenged all Rotary Clubs worldwide to make a positive difference to the environment by planting trees, one tree per Rotary member to be exact, which equates to an impressive 1.2 million trees in total.

With both Ulverstone Rotary and Ulverstone Rotary West’s vision and on ground planing efforts, and the Council’s support and assistance with the project, the day was a huge success and Rotary’s vision now a reality!

Bicentennial Park was an ideal location for the tree planting with ample space to accommodate the native trees, and although small now, the true environmental and community benefit these trees will provide will be visible in years to come.

There is a simple message here, to get out there and be part of it.  It is a wonderful feeling to give something back to your community; even better when you work together.  Feeling the soil between your fingers as you plant your seedlings, and hoping they will grow tall and healthy into the future, is a good feeling.
Veronica Hearn, Rotary Club of Ulverstone

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