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Spring in the Forest

Join us at Ludlow for the official opening of the former forestry District Office as a Ludlow settlement historical display and a window into the tuart forest. We are also celebrating the work we have done in the forest and the next phase to increase the biodiversity of our 50 hectare lease area. Guest speaker, Sabrina Hahn will be with us on the day providing her expertise at our newly refurbished greenhouse....

October 9, 2022

Arum lily eradication

Over the past 4 years, together with Parks and Wildlife and our Ludlow volunteers, we have made a significant impact and near eradication of Arum lilies in the Lockhart and Central planting blocks. This Arum lily control will continue within the 2022 tuart forest planting areas and within the entire Ludlow settlement 50 hectare lease area. As Arum lily and other weed control progresses, our group will rehabilitate the area with Ludlow tuart forest understory species to create a significant local...

July 9, 2022

Ludlow understory rehabilitation

Mid 2020, we commenced our understory rehabilitation of the Ludlow settlement 50 hectare lease. With the support of Parks and Wildlife and a grant from Plantrite native nursery and a Federal Government Communities Environment program grant, we successfully planted a range of endemic understory plant species to get the ball rolling. This initial effort is the beginning of our objective to rehabilitate the entire 50 hectare lease. A recent Lotterywest grant to restore the Ludlow greenhouse will pr...

July 3, 2022

The Bushfire Front

Members of the Bushfire Front visited Ludlow recently to gain an insight into the work of the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group. ...

June 14, 2022

Western Australian Naturalists` Club

Focus on friends - The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group, by President Des Donnelly ...

May 15, 2022

Ludlow greenhouse

The Ludlow greenhouse project in all its splendour! Even our brickie works on Sundays and has done a superb job. We can't show you his face though. He is retired and doesn't want any more jobs!...

May 15, 2022

Ludlow Masterplan

In 1918, the WA Government passed the Forests ACT and established the No. 1 and No. 2 State forests at Ludlow. The first forestry school was established at Ludlow in 1921 by the then Conservator of Forests, Charles Lane-Poole. Now 100 years on, the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group is creating a forest education, research and tourist centre at the 50 hectare Ludlow forestry settlement.  The Heritage Council listed mill and settlement buildings will undergo significant conservation resto...

March 16, 2022

Ludlow Settlement lease

We are pleased to announce that the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group (LTFRG) has been granted a lease by the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) over the heritage listed Ludlow Forestry Settlement. The initial term of the lease is 20 years with 10 + 10 extension options. In a fitting acknowledgement to the beginnings of the LTFRG the lease was signed at the very table of our inaugural meeting in 2018. The lease was signed by Des Donnelly (President), Bill Big...

February 2, 2022

Lotterywest grant

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group are pleased to announce that Lotterywest have agreed to provide a generous grant for the repair and extension of the greenhouse located in the Ludlow mill compound. The key work will include the following: Repair and replacement of broken glass panels.Repair of a collapsed section of brick wall.Installation of shade cloth cover onto existing frames.Construction of planting tables.Extension of the shade cloth area. Work on this project will begin late Feb...

January 1, 2022

Kleenheat grant

Our group has received a community grant from Kleenheat to provide assistance to schools participating in the 2022 tuart forest planting. The grant is from their A Healthy Planet category – helping you to continue making a positive impact in the local community. Thank you Kleenheat...

December 20, 2021

RIO Tinto funding

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group welcome Rio Tinto grant funding in support in the restoration of the heritage listed Ludlow District forestry office. The building will be used to provide information about our forest and settlement restoration projects. Our objective is to restore and protect the iconic Ludlow Tuart Forest, and the historic Ludlow settlement for the benefit of future generations, biodiversity, tourism, education and research....

December 9, 2021

Member CRM

We have implemented a membership Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to help us engage with our 600+ members. The application will integrate with our website and accounting applications. The CRM application comes from a company called Infoodle and will allow us to maintain a member database, capture registrations and event bookings including payments, send emails, text messages and newsletters, create tasks, rosters and allow member access to our library....

November 8, 2021

Bendigo Bank sponsorship

The Bendigo Bank have kindly sponsored $3,000 of tuart seedings for the 2021 planting season. In addition, they produced a video about our cause and the engagement of school students. We appreciate the involvement of the Bendigo Bank over the past two years and their ongoing committment to the tuart forest....

July 18, 2021

Doral support

Doral Mineral Sands Pty Ltd provided support to our group for the renovation of the administration facilities at the entrance of the Ludlow forestry settlement mill compound. Thanks to Doral and our project manager, Holger Topp and other volunteers who assisted with the restoration....

June 15, 2021

Communities Environment Program Grant

Friday 4 June 2021, 25 staff from the Mary McKillop College and 10 Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group volunteers planted 2,500 native plants between the Tuart and Ludlow Road, North bridges on the southern side of the Ludlow River within the settlement. Thanks to all involved. It was a great effort and a day out of school!...

June 4, 2021

Nola Marino and Ian Telfer visit Ludlow

The Hon. Nola Marino, Member for Forrest and Ian Telfer, CEO, WA Plantation Resources met the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group today. LTFRG President, Des Donnelly spoke to them about our 2021 planting program and the restoration of the Ludlow mill and settlement....

February 12, 2021

Shire President visits Ludlow

On the 6 December, Shire of Capel President Cr Michael Southwell officially commissioned the Ludlow North Water Project. With a generous grant of $3,649 from the Shire of Capel the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group (LTFRG) was able to construct some much-needed water infrastructure for Ludlow North.  The work has now been completed and the LTFRG was pleased to be able show Cr Michael Southwell the results. Having a reliable source of water for Ludlow North just in time for the start of ...

December 10, 2020

Ludlow unbusy bee

On Sunday the 6th of December, our regular busy bee will take on a different form. Instead of working around the settlement, at 9 am we will be having a presentation to the shire president Michael Southwell, with media coverage, to thank the Capel Shire for their contribution and grants to our group. This will be followed by a morning tea, after which an information session will be held to bring people up to date with all they have helped us to achieve this past year, despite all the diffic...

November 25, 2020

Water project

With a grant of $3,649 from the Shire of Capel the LTFRG was able to construct some much needed water infrastructure for Ludlow North.  The work included:Recommissioning the grit tank to improve water qualityInstallation of a new water pipe to the adjacent eight (8) homesInstallation of two (2) water taps and two (2) fire fighting outlets at each of the homesRecommission the fire truck filling point at the northern most point of the settlementSee the full report here...

November 22, 2020

Containers for Change

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group is now registered as a donation recipient. Our Scheme ID is 10315688 or you can search our name at your preferred donation point. Help us to continue our restoration of the Ludlow tuart forest and the Ludlow forestry settlement.  Simply donate the refund from your returned containers to the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group - ID 10315688 For further information, phone Bill on 0419 944 251 or visit the Containers for Change webpage https://w...

October 9, 2020

2020 AGM

Last Sunday, our group held the 2020 Annual General Meeting at the Ludlow historic settlement. A new president and committee were elected including Des Donnelly (President), Peta Taylor (Treasurer), Bill Biggins (Secretary) and committee members Holger Topp, Evelyn Taylor, Pat Worrall, Tonina Pinneri, Nick Hornibrook, Kathy Rutgers and Alan Coyne. Special thanks for the outgoing committee members including Carole Walpole, Ian Walpole, Lesley Culleton and Lyn McMahon....

September 30, 2020

Tuart seedlings for sale

It has been an exhausting year for the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group. Of the 50,000 tuart seedlings ordered in August 2019, we have 2,000 lest for sale to the public. Now be warned, the seedlings can grow to 30 metres in height so they are not suitable for your suburban backyard. Not if you want good relations with your neighbours! They are perfect for a larger or rural property and great for shade and windbreaks.We are selling the remaining 25 (63 seedling trays) at our cost price ...

July 30, 2020

New Group logo

At our recent committee meeting, one of our members Cherise Woodhams of De La Terre, presented her designs for our new group logo. The designs were unanimously approved. Thank you Cherise for resolving a long standing search for an appropriate design. ...

May 21, 2020

Forest restoration report

To all of the students, teachers, parents and volunteers who worked on the planting of tuart seedlings in Lochart Block June 2019. The “Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group” is extremely grateful for your planting efforts and would like to share with you the progress of your tuart seedlings. See the full report here...

May 14, 2020

Planting season 2020

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group will commence planting on Saturday, 6 June 2020 at the `Lochart Block`, off Tuart Drive, Ludlow for a period of six days only. Our objective is to plant 16,000 tuart seedlings during the six days. There will be 8 teams of 2 people each session. That's 8 teams x 2 (three hour sessions) x 6 days = 288 hours of planting time. That's 167 seedlings per team. Easy! Due to the COVID 19 physical distancing, we prefer teams from the same ...

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