27th September 2017
Rehabilitation of mine site
The LCN has entered into an arrangement with mineral sands miner, Doral to provide plants for their vegetation program.
Under the arrangement plants are sourced from the area to be mined and moved to the LCN to be harvested for seed stock and future propagation.
Doral are to be congratulated for their determination to ensure the area to be revegetated accurately represents the original plant species.
Expansion of LCN
Visitors to the LCN will note a significant change to our site.
The northern end of the nursery has been developed initially to cater for the work we are doing with Doral. We hope to further use this area for further re-veg extension.
APH – Mr Frank Kenny
Frank Kenny is a star
Frank’s company APH has been responsible for all the earthworks associated with our expansion.
Frank has been a long time supporter of the nursery doing pro-bono work for us for many years.
His latest efforts (under the monitoring eye of Johnny Prefumo) involved supplying and then spreading limestone and gravel over nearly a half area of the new site at the back of LCN.
We offer our sincere thanks to Frank. He is a true friend of LCN.
16th August 2017
From John Whitelaw
The nursery will grow seed sourced by you in 70 mm forestry tubes for revegetation projects in your property.
You can supply the seeds to us or we can come and collect the seed from your property if you want to ensure your nature vegetation is duplicated.
Call Deb our Coordinator on 9791 4670 to discuss your needs.
South 32 have provided great support to Leschenault Community Nursery over the years.
Recently they funded the purchase of water tank and pump to assist in the irrigation of our plant stock.
As well as being regular customers of the nursery, the Cross Brothers have assisted us in the cleaning of our site to allow for further expansion.
8th August 2017
Over the past couple of months the nursery has received plant orders from a number of companies and organisations.
- Bunbury Port Authority (Southern Parts) have used our plants revegetating port land adjacent to Koombana Drive
- Building Civil and Landscape are using our plants on the new Park and Wildlife development
- Mercy Catholic College have purchased a range of native plants for the school site in Kingston, Australind
The Nursery has given its support to a number of local organisations by donating plants to assist with local events. Recent donation include plants supplied to:
- South West Aboriginal Medical Centre
Community Tree Planting Project in Rosamel Wetlands
The nursery has worked with the Harvey Shire to revegetate land on the Rosemal Wetlands site along the Scenic Drive, Leschenault.
A variety of local plant species was planted by a team of volunteers in an area adjacent to the current Rosamel bird nursery to extend the habitat used by the nesting birds.
Johnny Prefumo (Project Officer)
We have a new staff members to assist in our project work at the Nursery. Johnny Prefumo, sometimes known as the ‘Frog Doctor’ will oversee our activities outside the nursery working with local schools and organisations to promote the use of our waterwise native plants. Johnny will also run a series of workshops of local gardeners.
Extension to Nursery
If you have not been to visit the Nursery for a few months, come on out and have a look at the changes.
Our plant stock is looking beautiful and starting to flower, and new structures are emerging in our site thanks to our construction volunteers Steve and Sean.
When visiting please take the opportunity to have a look at our current special which include:
- Range of selected Grevilleas (140 mm) pots at half price
- Variety of tube stock at 10 for $30.00
- Everlastings at $1 per plant.