THE Killabakh and Lower Cedar Party Landcare will hold a field day for the official opening of the Alfred Road Reserve Tree Identification Walk. It will be on Saturday October 12, with an informative guided tour of the signposted tree species in the reserve. Guest speaker will be Terry Evans, who previously worked for National Parks and is a keen local historian.
Killabakh and Lower Cedar Party Landcare volunteers have been working for several years to regenerate the reserve on Alfred Road. This pretty spot along the Killabakh Creek was used in the 1950s and 1960s as a rest point for cattle being driven to markets in Wingham. With the shift to vehicular transportation, the reserve was no longer used and became overgrown with weeds.
Once the weeds were cleared some beautiful local trees were revealed, this enthused the Landcare volunteers and encouraged them to take the project to another level.
A walk was established, Terry Evans identified the trees and the group applied for a funding from the Catchment Management Authority to have a sign board made. A pamphlet has also been produced with descriptions of each tree.
The opening is on October 12 at 9-11.30am at Alfred Road Reserve, corner of Alfred and Comboyne Roads, Killabakh, approximately 17kms north on Comboyne Road from Wingham and 1.2km north of Killabakh Hall.
The morning costs $3 which includes morning tea. Bring a chair and wear a hat, sunscreen and footwear suitable for a short bushwalk. Please RSVP for catering purposes by October 10 – Michelle 6550 5638 or Manning Landcare 6557 0244.