Forest Products Commission nursery to propagate up to 20,000 native seedlings for the Shire of Harvey to revegetate Yarloop town site and primary school
Minister visits Yarloop Primary School students for seed sowing activity to produce about 200 seedlings for planting next winter
Forestry Minister Mia Davies has commended the Forest Products Commission (FPC) for donating 20,000 native seedlings towards revegetating Yarloop town site and Yarloop Primary School following devastating fires earlier this year.
Ms Davies joined students of Yarloop Primary School in Harvey today where they took part in sowing 200 seeds that will be nurtured for planting next year.
"The FPC has offered the Shire of Harvey native seedlings from its nursery in Manjimup to help revegetate Yarloop," she said.
"More than 20 native species of shrubs and trees propagated by the commission will be available for greening the scarred Yarloop town site including eucalyptus, corymbia, bottlebrush, melaleuca and hakea."
The FPC's Manjimup nursery produces superior seedlings for the commission's regeneration of native forest and establishment of plantations.
Parliamentary Secretary and South West Region MLC Colin Holt said the Yarloop community had shown amazing resilience during times of recent hardship.
"Their spirit and determination to return to the place they call home is extremely uplifting and I am glad FPC can support this important journey," Mr Holt said.
"As they mature, these seedlings will bring colour and birdlife back to Yarloop as the town and community continue the rebuilding process."
The FPC is growing millions of seedlings to replant the fire-ravaged McLarty and Myalup plantations near Waroona
The commission is responsible for the sustainable management and development of WA's forest and timber industry using native forest, plantation and sandalwood products on land owned or leased by the State
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