Yarloop revegetation project underway with 20,000 seedlings

Work to revegetate the Yarloop town site and Yarloop Primary School after January’s bushfires has begun with more than 20,000 native seedlings donated by the Forest Products Commission. 

Forestry minister Mia Davies joined students of Yarloop Primary School in Harvey on Thursday where they took part in sowing 200 seeds that will be nurtured for planting next year. 

"The FPC has offered the Shire of Harvey native seedlings from its nursery in Manjimup to help revegetate Yarloop," she said.

"More than 20 native species of shrubs and trees propagated by the commission will be available for greening the scarred Yarloop town site including eucalyptus, corymbia, bottlebrush, melaleuca and hakea."

The FPC's Manjimup nursery produces superior seedlings for the commission's regeneration of native forest and establishment of plantations.

Parliamentary secretary and South West MLC Colin Holt said the Yarloop community had shown amazing resilience during times of recent hardship.

"Their spirit and determination to return to the place they call home is extremely uplifting and I am glad FPC can support this important journey," Mr Holt said.

"As they mature, these seedlings will bring colour and birdlife back to Yarloop as the town and community continue the rebuilding process."

Alongside plans to revegetate the Yarloop townsite, FPC are growing millions of seedlings to replant the fire-ravaged McLarty and Myalup plantations near Waroona. 

The commission is responsible for the sustainable management and development of WA's forest and timber industry using native forest, plantation and sandalwood products on land owned or leased by the State

For more information, visit fpc.wa.gov.au.

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