We sent native trees and plants are being sent to Milingimbi, Ramingining and Galiwin’ku to replace trees and plants lost due to Cyclone Lam two years ago. A great majority of these community’s vegetation and trees were knocked down and flattened in the early hours of the morning in the wake of Lam’s fury.
A state of emergency was declared, and within the first few weeks after the cyclone community residents and regional council requested KABC(NT) Tidy Towns assistance and support planning revegetation and native tree planting in these Territory communities, to make them shady, beautiful and green again.
Native grasses and runners were despatched and replanted for immediate preservation of sand dunes and beaches.
Other native plants and trees were propagated to provide the communities shade, entice wildlife and birds back into community, beautiful flowers and aroma emitting fragrant plants, all to improve quality of life and wellbeing.
We are now at the end of our second year of delivering well over 6,000 native plants and trees to the region and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for making it all possible, including those that carefully propagated the seedlings into larger saplings, re-potted plants as they grew, watered and fertilised plants over many months, the transportation assistance obtained by supportive NT Transport businesses and the community staff and residents themselves for the replanting of all these trees.
It’s been a long journey but we’ve all worked together to create some great outcomes – so “Thank You” to all.