A successful 2018 planting season
21 July 2018 | by Sue Freeth
CCA’s planting season was a busy two months. We start planting each year in the first week of May as we find seedling survival rates on the Cottesloe foreshore are highest with this plan. The soil is still warm, it means we must water seedlings when we plant, but now a couple of months later they are sending out good root systems, soaking in the rain and we hope they will be ready to survive their first difficult, dry summer.
Volunteers planted almost 3,400 local provenance seedlings, grown for us by Nuts About Natives Nursery and Apace Nursery, from seed and cutting material we collected locally. Volunteers infill planted at several of CCA’s older project sites plus a big effort at our present Coastwest project site, which is directly on the north side of the Grass Terraces near Indiana Tea house.
Thanks to Bankwest and Perth NRM for planting help one day also University of WA students, Leeming High School students and the team from Shell Outreach – without these groups and some paid help from Greenskills our planting season would not have been so timely. Now it’s time to start weeding AGAIN!