Friday, 11 August 2017

Trees planted at Thurgoona with the aim of boosting habitat for vulnerable Sloane’s froglet – via Herp Digest

The Border Mail, by Anthony Bunn, July 30, 2017, Albury, Australia, 

Sloane’s Froglet

SOME thumbnail-size frogs are tipped to benefit from hundreds of trees planted at a Thurgoona estate on Sunday.

Volunteers put in the natives along Litchfield Drive at the Beaumont Park Estate as part of National Tree Day.

Albury Council vegetation management officer Jan Mitchell said the area was chosen because it offered habitat for the vulnerable Sloane’s froglet.

The creatures enjoy shallow water so it is hoped they will be attracted by the environs created with the 450 trees planted at Thurgoona.

Among those helping were siblings Paige, Nathaniel and Tilly Walters-Robson who live at the estate.

“It was a good experience,” mum Julie Walters said.

“My oldest daughter Paige really enjoyed it, helping out.”

Paige was still wearing a superhero costume she had been playing in when she came across to plant.

The council also provided 450 trees for planting along Splitters Creek Road, west of Albury, yesterday.

Separate Landcare groups assisted with the installation of the trees at Splitters Creek and Thurgoona.

National Tree Day began in 1996.

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