Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Volunteers Plant 101 Trees at Reserve; Landcare Members, Students Beautify Allora Mountain

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Volunteers Plant 101 Trees at Reserve; Landcare Members, Students Beautify Allora Mountain

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MEMBERS of Landcare with staff and students from Allora State School converged on the lower stretches of Allora Mountain last Thursday.

The enthusiastic volunteers planted 101 shrubs and trees and created a path to Allora Mountain Reserve marked with rocks that were painted white.

The car park planting project is part of the Allora Landcare Group's greater project for Allora Mountain Reserve.

Southern Downs Regional Council gave ALG information about planting guide requirements and free mulch for the project.

The council will also provide two bollards at the entrance with a blue sign to indicate parking for the reserve.

It will replace the C[pounds sterling]avenueC[yen] of trees that has not survived with a type that will accommodate power poles. The project used about 60 trailer loads of mulch, provided free by the council.

Herbicide was applied at intervals as breakthrough growth appeared.

Last Thursday 29 pupils from Allora State School arrived with two teachers to help ALG volunteers plant the trees and shrubs.

The pupils were given a short talk about how to choose plants, and how to plant and care for them, by parks supervisor David Webster.

The band of workers enjoyed a sausage sizzle during the day.

Allora Landcare Group thanked principal Shaun Kanowski for his support, the pupils, and staff member Brad Johnson, a member of Allora Landcare Group.

Thanks went to the council staff involved, Richard Kyle, of Allora Building and Landscaping, and Allora Foodworks.

ALLORA-based ardent rugby league followers Greg Patterson and Luke Whitten are firing up for the NRL climax on Sunday when the Canterbury Bulldogs take on the Melbourne Storm at Sydney's Telstra Stadium.

The Bulldogs finished the season as minor premiers and have edged in as slight favourites in the final.

Storm loyalist Luke Whitten, with a local league career stretching 23 years, is happy for his team to be the underdogs.

Luke has supported the Melbourne-based club since it entered the competition in 1995.

A long-serving veteran of the front row in Warwick Cowboys and Wattles teams, Luke sights the big three, fullback Billy Slater, halfback Cooper Cronk and hooker Cameron Smith as the players to guide the Storm to glory. …

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