Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program Soon To Expand

Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program Soon To Expand

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles

Palaszczuk Government Grant Secures Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program

Victor P Taffa

Iconic festival site Woodfordia will expand its tree planting program with the help of a Palaszczuk Government grant.

Speaking from Woodford’s annual tree planting festival, Environment Minister Steven Miles said Woodfordia Inc would use $20,898 to boost the native revegetation program on its 200 ha site.

“Woodfordia Inc purchased the site, which is the home of the Woodford Folk Festival, in 1994. In 1997, they launched their first working bee to plant native trees on the old farm site.” Mr. Miles said.

“Since that first working bee, the organisation and their growing band of volunteers have planted more than 110,000 native trees.”

“Their efforts have transformed this land into a festival site that is now home to a diverse range of plants and animals.”

“I’m looking forward to joining in and planting some trees here today.” Mr. Miles said.

Mr. Miles said the funding would replace the organisation’s ageing nurseries with a new larger structure.

“Current nurseries require extensive maintenance and are too small for the organisation’s requirements.” Mr. Miles said.

“New nursery will include an irrigation system which and a water recycle system, which will help reduce the amount of water needed to raise plants.”

“Woodfordia Inc is committed to the ongoing revegetation of their site and having a functional nursery will allow them to propagate and grow the native plants they need.”

“It is great to see trees planted a decade ago providing shade for patrons during the Woodford Folk Festival, and homes and food for native animals.” Mr. Miles said.

“Tree planting weekend is a great opportunity for friends and families to plant seedlings and to learn about protecting and preserving the environment.”

“I congratulate Woodfordia Inc on securing this funding through the Community Sustainability Action grants.” Mr. Miles said.