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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

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 ...

May 13, 2020

Ludlow greenhouse


April 28, 2020

Ludlow Festival (Cancelled)

We have decided to cancel the Ludlow Festival. Our decision is based on the uncertainty about large gatherings of people due to coronavirus. ...

April 1, 2020

Sabrina Hahn visits Ludlow

Last Sunday (Australia Day), we were honoured with a visit to the Ludlow Mill Settlement by Sabrina Hahn (gardening guru ), who drove all the way from Perth to meet with our president and other members of our landscaping committee at Ludlow. After a brief lunch, Sabrina was shown around the Settlement and was able to give us advice as to which plants we should remove, and which plants would be advisable to introduce, considering the changing climate. Sabrina has shown a great interest in what we...

January 27, 2020

City of Busselton Grant

In 2019, the City of Busselton advised our grant application to provide funds to restore the roof of the former truck shed was successful. The funding, under the category `Community Enhancement` has enabled us to re-roof the building and install a 130,000 litre rain water tank to provide portable water for the Ludlow mill compound. The installation of the roof and guttering, including connection to the rainwater tank was performed by the Bunbury Regional Prison team and supervised by LTFRG membe...

January 5, 2020

CEP Grant

Our application to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for a $20,000 grant under the Communities Environment Program (CEP) has been successful.  This project will restore approximately 2 hectares of degraded land on both sides of the Ludlow River between the Tuart Drive and Ludlow Road, North bridges by infill planting of native species endemic to the area and sourced from local nurseries.  The project site was once part of the old Moriarty farm which was cleared of almo...

December 29, 2019

Plantrite Grant

Plantrite native nursery have offered one of their Grown for Purpose in-kind grants for our revegetation project at the Ludlow settlement. Plantrite will supply $3,000 of native plants for winter 2020. The plants will be used by our Landscaping Sub-committee to revegetate around the Ludlow River and along Ludlow North Road, adjacent to some of our settlement houses. The plants will be ordered by the end of December 2019, ground prepared in th...

December 29, 2019


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December 4, 2019

War on toxic lily

The arum lily is investing parts of Western Australia. See the video

September 23, 2019

Today Tonight on Ludlow

Follow this link to the Today Tonight story on Ludlow

August 11, 2019

We want our stuff back!

The recommissioning of the Ludlow mill is progressing well and it is time bring back home some of the Items of plant and equipment that have been relocated to safe havens over the past few years. Of course, we take the charitable view that the items were relocated to a safe place by well intentioned people to preserve them for posterity. Well done and thank you!If you do have any former Ludlow plant and equipment or similar period items, we will gladly accept them, bring them back to life and pu...

August 10, 2019

Tuarts listed

The tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) Woodlands and Forests of the Swan Coastal Plain have been listed as Critically Endangered. The Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, has amended the list of threatened species and ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to include 34 species and three ecological communities, transfer nine species between listing categories, remove six species and retain two species in their curre...

July 4, 2019

Millennium Kids Inc.

Thank you Shire of Capel. We had an amazing time tree planting with Ludlow Tuart Forest Group. Thanks for letting us stay at the hall.From Ebonie and the MK Crew....

June 26, 2019

Our ABC visits Ludlow

See the full ABC story here...

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