The Noongar Budjar Rangers have returned to Aldersyde to revisit the site where last year they planted over 34ha of sandalwood hosts.
As part of our work with the Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund, the Rangers spent several days planting sandalwood nuts over the same site.
It was satisfying to see how the hand-planted host seedlings have over a 90% survival rate despite the very poor summer conditions.
Wheatbelt NRM’s Jermaine Davis said the team found it really fulfilling to see the success of their efforts last year and how this work will heal the land into the future.
“Working on country is the ultimate outcome for this Ranger team and they take great pride in their work,” said Jermaine.
The team will be returning once again in July to complete some infill planting and plant out new areas as part of this ongoing work with the Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund.