Plant Free Trees for the Glossies

Hi Bushcarers,

I am sure you are all aware of the destruction of Glossy Black Cockatoo habitat taking place in Sunrise Beach. Even as the site is being bulldozed, the campaigners are continuing to raise awareness of the plight of these birds and the loss of breeding and feeding sites.

Sadly, we can’t save the bulldozed trees, but, by giving away tube stock, the MBBA is encouraging residents in our suburb to plant Allocasaurina littoralis in their gardens.

The seedlings will be available on the nature strip 57 Mahogany Drive this Saturday. If you or anyone you know would like some to plant, please let me know how many and I will put them aside.

Marcus Beach is a stopover watering and feeding site for the Glossies. Sadly, many of the feed trees have disappeared through natural attrition or are being cut down in local gardens.

Despite this, the birds are still hanging on here, which is why the MBBA had the small reserve between Cherrywood Close and Hawthorn Grove added to the Council’s Reserve list and recognised as a feeding site.

By undertaking revegetation, weeding, planting and providing a fresh water source, the adjoining neighbours have fostered the site over the years and we are grateful for their efforts.

These beautiful endangered birds need all the help we can give them.

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