Planting around the Kadampa Stupa to improve animal habitat
Our tree-planting community at the Atisha Buddhist Centre, Australia, inspires us (again) with their recent planting activity!
Mark and Jill, our Australian coordinators, told us that 10 Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa), which grow to about 2.5 meters in height, were planted around the area of the Kadampa Stupa.
“These specific species used will restore the middle canopy and shrub layers of the local ecology, and provide improved habitat for mammals, birds, and insects such as the Tuan, Squirrel Glider, and Barking Owl, which have been seen in woodland in recent times.” Mark says.
The 10 plantings were dedicated to the long life, good health, and continued teaching of HH The Dalai Lama, and for the swift return of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to teach and continue his service to sentient beings. The planting activity was also dedicated to Ven. Dondrup, Ven. Chodak, Ven. Tsapel and Ven. Drime, who have traveled overseas at this time to offer their support to FPMT Monasteries and Nunneries.
A very big thank you to Ven. Dondrup and the Atisha Buddhist Centre community for the ongoing collaboration and for continuously supporting the Global Tree Initiative’s vision and mission. Thank you for inspiring our global community!
If you want to know more about the Kadampa Stupa project (which is still under construction) visit this page on Atisha Buddhist Centre’s website.
Below, from left to right:
1. Native Pelargonium (Pelargonium australe), a ground cover herbaceous shrub, about 0.5 meter high and in spread. Shown here under the palm we planted last October. Both growing vigorously.
2. Spreading Wattle (Acacia genistifolia) grows to about 2 metres in height and spread.
3. Planting happening on around the Kadampa Stupa site.
|Why:||To improve animal habitat and dedicated to teachers and directors.|
|Where:||Kadampa Stupa, Australia|
|When:||May 4, 2023|
|What kind of Trees:||Bursaria spinosa (Sweet Bursaria)|