On the 21st June, a team of Centor volunteers participated in the ‘One door: one tree’ program – our commitment to planting one tree for each Integrated Door that we manufacture.
The day focused on restoring Gregory Street Reserve 2 – an area of bushland beside the Bremer River, QLD. The Reserve was once an area affected by erosion, major weed infestation and rubbish. Over the last couple of years the site has been cleared and prepared for replanting.
The 13 volunteers were briefed about the importance of the work being done by the Ipswich City Council ‘Natural Areas’ team, who were responsible for the site preparation. Rehabilitation of the area is vital to reduce erosion and sediment flow from the Bremer River into the Brisbane River, which ultimately ends up in Morton Bay.
Centor’s Managing Director, Nigel Spork commented “From a tropical downpour two days earlier, we could see brown mud flowing from the site into the Bremer River. The Natural Areas Manger explained that the sediment is eventually deposited into the seagrass beds in Morton Bay. These beds are the food source for many species of turtles and the dugong population. I was hugely pleased to see how Centor could contribute in restoring the beautiful Bay.”
Working alongside the ‘Natural Areas’ team, the Centor volunteers spent the morning planting 500 native species including 11 different tree varieties, such as Spotted Gum and Tallow Wood, and a native grass. As the saplings and grass grow it is hoped that the natural ecosystem of the site will be will be restored and prevent future erosion.