A busy year indeed...
Ficifolia Festival tree walks.
Input to Civic Park upgrade consultations.
Continuous production of the Drouin Walks Booklet.
Data for assets mapping.
Working bees - Summerhill wetlands, old swimming hole, McNeilly Rd reserve, froggy hollow.
Presentations (LV Field Nats, BBS Environmental Voice, Presbyterian Church Ladies, Neerim Sth Landcare, (twice), Orchid Club, Westernport Swamp Landcare, Jindivick Progress Association, Bushwalking Club, West Gippsland Library, Probus ..).
"If Only The Trees Could Talk" address – Australia Day 2017.
Submissions to council – environmental funding, preserving trees, planning policies, etc.
Photos and information for interpretive signs.
LV Field Naturalists excursion.
Drouin bird survey program.
Letters to The Editor.
Articles for McNeilly Wetlands.
ABC Radio interview.
Meetings and consultations with BBS environment and bushland staff, Place Names Committee, etc.
Program with the Westernport Swamp Landcare and the Lang Lang Primary School at their arboretum.
Two walks for the Heart Foundation.
Helped save a Ficifolia in Princes Way.
Objection/submissions to council.
Correspondence to Councillors, MPs, etc.
Research – Urban tree cover, road design, vegetation offset schemes, green developments, tree protection in other places, (even China!), tree evaluation, etc.
29 blog posts.
The above list is not complete and the 'to do' list is just as long!
Seasonal best wishes to all and thanks for your support, the trees of Drouin are indebted to you.