Treehenge begins taking shape

The site of Treehenge after being graded and cleaned up last year, but before the first planting began.
The site of Treehenge after being graded and cleaned up last year, but before the first planting began. Emma Channon

AFTER entering the record books for the largest logo made with planted trees, the team behind the Treehenge site at Gladfield, just outside of Warwick, has recruited more helpers to add to the project.

Condamine Alliance CEO Phil McCullough said a team of corporate volunteers from Deloitte in Brisbane would swap the office for the paddock today to mark the first corporate treeplanting.

"We're proud to be a part of this global initiative and it's great to see people taking the opportunity to get out in a regional area to make a difference to our environment," Mr McCullough.

Mr McCullough said it wouldn't be a regular day at the office.

"Volunteers will be getting a chance to learn what it takes to run a project of this scale and getting their hands dirty planting trees will definitely be on the agenda," he said.

"Although there'll be some hard work, the day is an excellent opportunity to get out in the fresh country air. It will also be a good chance to see rural and regional areas in Queensland."

In its previous life the Treehenge property was a dairy farm and by the time Condamine Alliance took over the land was badly degraded and in need of some serious help.

"Our rehabilitation activities at Treehenge are helping to reduce erosion, improve air and water quality and ultimately encourage the return of native plants and animals to the region," Mr McCullough said.

"So far over 40,000 trees have been planted on the 100ha site."

"The group's valuable contribution to our project will not stop at the Treehenge gate; we hope they will go on to share with their friends, family and colleagues the messages of Treehenge and the importance of environmental action."

Topics:  condamine alliance gladfield treehenge tree planting trees

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