Today marks two weeks since one of Bangalee Bushcare's newest volunteers, Saskia, held a Naming Ceremony for her five-month-old daughter, River. The weather was perfect for the ceremony which was held in the picnic area under the 100+ year old Oak Tree. As part of the celebrations, 50 tube stock and saplings kindly donated by family and friends were planted in our newest Lantana-free area. This spot was specially chosen by Saskia for its vistas over the Shoalhaven River and accessibility from the picnic ground. It has now been named 'River's Arbour' in honour of the event.
"It was truly an honour to be a part of such a special day for saskia, James and River."
Bangalee Bushcare was privileged to assist in the organisation of the tree planting part of the Naming Ceremony. The volunteers sourced the trees, prepared the site for planting and brought several hundred litres of water. On the day, Bangalee Bushcare demonstrated to the guests how to plant trees for maximum resilience and survivability. The guests did an excellent job and we are certain that the trees will grow quickly and successfully revegetate River's Arbour. Well done and thankyou!
After the planting was finalised, Saskia invited the Bushcare crew to join in the family's celebratory barbeque and cake. We were thrilled to meet her lovely family and friends and share a piece of River's spectacular cake. It was a fantastic day and one that we are sure we'll remember for many years to come.