Tree Planting in the Mid North

Tree planting at Hiskeys Hut

Over the last 12 months some small tree planting projects have been initiated in the northern reaches of the Heysen Trail with 25 trees planted at Black Jack Hut near Burra, 12 at Hiskeys Hut and 4 at the Hallett Railway Station.  Thanks to the diligence of Wayne Turner most of these trees are progressing well benefitting from regular watering.
Wayne has also been working hard to erect robust tree guards around about 100 trees at Hiskeys Hut to protect them against the ravages of the sheep.
The Foundation has also erected plaques at Worlds End, Spalding and Hiskeys Hut where trees have been planted along the trail over the last few years.  The plaques acknowledge efforts of the volunteers from the Friends of the Heysen Trail with assistance from the Foundation.
All of the plantings have developed well particularly at Spalding which is becoming a forest although those at Worlds End continue to make slow progress.