Volunteering in the Community - Tree planting at Quairading:

National Tree Day signifies the annual tree planting day in Quairading.  Subiaco members, joined by our Rotaractors and members of Quairading, Western Endeavour and Perth Rotary Clubs planted trees north east of Quairading.salt can become productive again.  This year due to Covid we were unable to take our children from Rosalie or Churchlands Primary Schools as we had hoped, but Rotarians and friends planted approximate 7,500.  We were assisted by some Quairading Shool children who got stuck into the job on Friday afternoon before we  arrived.


We normally take children to Quairading on Friday afternoon so the schools are take part in the planting in the afternoon and enjoy a bbq tea together on Friday evening and then the city kids enjoy a  sleepover.  Saturday sees more planting in the morning, interrupted by a traditional country morning tea.  More planting and then a brown bag lunch is supplied around midday.  They all climb aboard the big bus for the trip back to Perth. 

The children from Perth learn so much from the excursion, they get their hands dirty, discover the importance of looking after our natural environment and experience the outdoors.  

The project is part of the ongoing planting by the local community and its school children to improve the land in the area by planting salt tolerant trees and shrubs to assist in lowering the water table thereby reducing the salt level.