Queen’s Birthday Weekend Tree Planting and Climbing Trip

Mt Arapiles 10 Jun 2017 — 12 Jun 2017 9:00am

The month of June is a fantastic time to climb at Arapiles and also an ideal time for planting, with cooler weather and a bit of moisture in the ground. Why not come along and support the VCC and Cliffcare in helping to give back to a place that gives us so much .…

Plant your own tree in the Campground and watch it grow as you return to the Mount in coming years! The tree planting will happen on the Saturday morning commencing at 0900 and once the trees are in the ground, watered and guarded we can head out climbing.

An old Greek Proverb says it all:  “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

The good news is that most of us will get to sit in their shade. This will be an annual event and hopefully over time will make a real difference to the campground and its environs.

Photos: Ollie and son Flynn with seedlings grown from local Callitris Pine, Yellow Gum and Casuarina seeds. All seedlings have been grown by Ollie from locally collected seeds.

Contact: Ollie Sherlock

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.