Rain welcome as planting season looms

It’s not often you can say that timing is perfect but that’s the case with recent rainfall amounts in Perth ideal for the commencement of the 2020 planting season.

Planning for this year’s revegetation program has been on-going since September last year when seed collection and plant propagation started. It takes many months to collect seed, some of which was collected in 2018 and 2019 and get it to the stage where it can be successfully planted. Plant material used in propagation has been sourced from areas within a 50km radius of the project site to ensure as much local adaptability as possible.

This winter over 70,000 native plants will be installed across the corridor. Planting locations have been identified based on a priority ranking. This enables the project to focus works in the most needed areas. As time goes on with progressive stages plant density and diversity will be restored.

Planting locations and numbers across the Rehabilitating Roe 8 corridor

Planting of native plants will include infill into areas planted in 2018 and 2019 to ensure levels of density are met providing the best opportunity for restoration success.

On-ground planting events are still not available at this stage but we are working with public health authorities to come to a solution. Contractors will commence works from mid- June through to July 2020.