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Sowing the seeds for a bright future in the Town of Yarloop

22 September 2016

The Forest Products Commission is working with the Harvey Shire to restore the Town of Yarloop by donating up to 20,000 seedlings for propagation following the devastating bushfires earlier this year.

Forestry Minister Mia Davies and South West region MLC Colin Holt joined in with the Commission’s staff at Harvey Primary School to participate in sowing 200 seeds that will be nurtured for planting next winter. Staff from our Manjimup nursery led the activity with 36 Yarloop Primary students, who were relocated to Harvey Primary School following the bushfires.

With over 20 native species of trees and shrub seeds to choose from, the Minister and our staff helped students select and plant them in small pots which the students will care for. Once the seedlings are established our nursery staff will assist to replant them at Yarloop Primary School, which by that stage will be re-opened.

As part of the broader revegetation strategy the Commission will also donate up to 20,000 seedlings to the Harvey Shire to revegetate the Yarloop town site and Yarloop Primary School. These seedlings will revitalise the landscape and bring birdlife back to Yarloop as the town and community continues the rebuilding process.

FPC General Manager, Stuart West, helping students to plant seeds

Forestry Minister, Mia Davies, helping students to plant seeds