Thousands of new trees are now being planted at Thurgoona (outside of Albury) on new revegetation projects planned to directly help recover ecological communities and threatened species.

Year 9 students from Trinity Anglican College went to work today assisting with planting at ‘The Fell’, on the outskirts of the Thurgoona Country Club Resort.

Local MP Sussan Ley said the Resort received a grant of just over $100,000 to plant 40,000 advanced shrubs, helping protect important habitat areas for threatened local species, such including Squirrel Gliders, Speckled Warbler, Swift Parrot and Sloane’s Froglet.

“The revegetation work will re-establish a 10 hectare area for canopy and understorey plants to support these threatened species and other fauna so they can thrive in the area.”

“The Coalition Government investment helps organisations like the Country Club deliver real outcomes in securing the future of Australia’s unique landscape and its threatened native species.”

Delivered under the third and final round of the 20 Million Trees Program, the project will help see the Coalition Government deliver on its commitment to plant 20 million trees across Australia by 2020.

For more information you can visit the National Landcare Program’s 20m trees website.