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Aroona Field Day & Tree Planting
Sun. 26 March 2017, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
Come along to the Aroona Field Day and Tree Planting. Bring the whole family, we'll have fun activities for all ages!
Hear about Queensland Trust for Nature's (QTFN's) vision for Aroona and learn more about landscape management practices, habitat and wildlife corridors.
Field Day activities:
8:30am - Session One Tree Planting
9:00am - Face painting until 11:30am
10:00am - Morning tea and guided bush walks
10:00am - Nature treasure hunt and craft activity
10:30am - Session Two Tree Planting
11:30am - QTFN Ecology and Conservation Managers will provide information about our sustainable cattle operation, land management and conservation activities that can enhance productive landscapes
12pm - BBQ lunch and chance to meet neighbours and QTFN staff
You are invited to participate in any or all activities as your time permits.
400 trees will be planted to extend koala habitat from the mountain to the creek. This will be held under large shady trees. Training and equipment will be provided including gloves. Please ensure you wear long sleeves, boots or trainers, a hat and sun cream. Bring a water bottle. Water will be available for refill.
Aroona is a magnificent 2000-hectare property in the Little Liverpool Range, about 55km south-west of Ipswich. Dr Robin and Kathleen Stock donated this $2.9 million property to QTFN in December 2015.
This QTFN permanent reserve is home to around 300 head of cattle and several threatened species including the koala, brush-tailed rock-wallaby and the glossy black cockatoo.
QTFN's work at Aroona:
As part of our commitment to facilitating research, QTFN is working with universities and researchers to better understand how grazing regimes and agricultural land management can deliver commercial value while also positively contributing to the health of Aroona’s native wildlife and ecosystems.
Aroona presents an opportunity to demonstrate that fauna and flora conservation and cattle grazing can co-exist. The results of this research will be extremely significant for Queensland’s 145 million hectares of grazing land.
Drive down Grandchester Mt Mort Road until it turns to dirt and becomes Alpers Road. Continue driving for a couple of minutes and you have reached Aroona. On the corner of Kings Road we will have a sign pointing to the tree planting.
For more information please contact Joanna Osborn by email email@example.com or phone 0438 409 914.