Planting for the future

Planting for the future

Friday, August 4, 2023

WIRES has been rescuing and releasing native animals for more than 35 years, but our work depends on there being suitable habitats in which to release rescued wildlife. Native trees are a vital source of food and habitat, and are also important for wildlife rehabilitators, who need a steady supply to feed native animals in their care.

Luckily, three Sydney councils have recently stepped up and with their local community and WIRES branches, have embarked on replanting projects to provide native trees for wildlife.

So far, 300 trees have been planted in Sutherland Shire Council with WIRES South Branch, and another 300 in Muswellbrook Council.

Wollondilly Shire Council have allotted a five hectare property to native replanting, which will eventually become an indigenous botanic garden, wildlife foodbank, and the council plant nursery. So far they’ve planted 1,000 native trees! We’re really pleased to note many more councils are now coming on board - testament once again to all that we can do, when we work together for our wildlife.

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