9000 trees, shrubs and ground covers will be planted along sections of the Hume as part of our commitment to help create a more sustainable transport network.
The site was selected because they will help link habitat’s for the Regent Honeyeater.
The Regent Honeyeater is a nationally threatened species, listed as critically endangered under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Merriwa’s all-abilities team will create the Regent Honeyeater habitat with tubestock plants grown at their Park Lane nursery, Wangaratta, including Silver Wattles, River Red Gums, Yellow Box, Common Wallaby Grass, Gold Dust Wattle, Sweet Bursaria and Kangaroo Grass.
Planting is expected to take up to three weeks, weather depending.