150 shrubs and bushes planted by our Australian community
We are delighted to share a new report coming from Australia.
Our regional coordinators in the area – Mark Allaway and Jill Lancashire – together with the Atisha Buddhist Centre, planned and implemented a tree-planting activity last September 16.
This activity is the second the group has organized. Mark is determined to make the most out of this year’s planting season.
On August 6 (celebrating National Tree-Planting Day in Australia, July 30), Mark and Jill helped to organize the planting of 61 trees. This time, the team planted 145 shrubs and 5 rose bushes.
“The plantings are native species of the Goldfields bioregion and they will contribute to the restoration of Box-Ironbark forest ecology across the site at Atisha Centre. The species will support birds, animals, and insect species with a special focus on providing food and nectar for native and introduced bees, wasps, hoverflies, and butterflies and protective cover for lizards, ants, and other insects” – Mark explains.
“The roses will also allow flower offerings to be made in the Atisha gompa, which is nearby the stupa site”.
Thank you to all who took part in this great initiative!
Thank you, Mark, for telling us about your tree-planting adventures and inspiring us.
|Who:||Mark Allaway, Ken Fox and volunteers at Atisha Centre|
|Why:||We dedicate the planting to the health, long life and continued teaching of HH The Dalai Lama, Geshe Rabten (Atisha Centre) and all the monks and nuns in FPMT and Atisha Centre. We also dedicate the work to the realization of projects of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche and his swift return.|
|When:||September 16, 2023|
|What kind of Trees:||Eucalyptus leucoxylon (White Gum), Eucalyptus viridis (Green Mallee), Acacia aspera (Rough Wattle), Acacia ausfeldii (Ausfeld’s wattle), Acacia flexifolia (Bent-leaf wattle), Acacia lanigera (Woolly Wattle), Bursaria spinosa (Sweet Bursaria), Dodonea viscosa (Sticky Hop Bush), Goodenia ovata (Hop Goodenia), Leptospermum myrsinoides (Heath Tea Tree), Melaleuca decussata (Totem Poles), Melaleuca wilsonii (Violet Melaleuca), Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-Headed Mat Rush), Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass), Dianella longifolia (Smooth Flax Lily), Mentha australis (Native Mint)|