Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Protected Red Bloodwood Tree



Did you know that we have a very special protected tree in the grounds at Willmore?
 
The Pine Rivers Shire Council (now the Moreton Bay Regional Council) listed the beautiful Red Bloodwood (Eucalyptus Gummifera) on its Significant Cultural Heritage Sites plan in 1987, after local residents petitioned to have it listed as protected. 


The tree was left for aesthetic reasons when the land was cleared; and now, nearly 30 years later, its branches stretch over the Willmore playground, providing shade for the children, and homes for the local wildlife.

Because our special tree watches over the children as they play, it’s lovely to know that Willmore has incorporated an Environment and Sustainability plan for the Red Bloodwood, to make sure that we watch over it and that it remains an important feature of our kindergarten garden. 




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