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War on toxic lily

The arum lily is investing parts of Western Australia. See the video https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-20/conservationists-battle-toxic-arum-lily/11527978...

September 23, 2019

Today Tonight on Ludlow

Follow this link to the Today Tonight story on Ludlowhttps://www.facebook.com/TodayTonight/videos/2386885748300457/...

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...

June 23, 2019

Local supporters

On Wednesday this week we had a visit from Rob Williams, Manager of the MM Electrical Busselton branch. Rob organised a donation of electrical switchgear enclosures from Legrand and 500 metres of electrical cable.It`s these local relationships that will ensure our success at Ludlow. This donation will be used to re-wire the old Moriarty stables, chemical store and vehicle parking shed. ...

June 21, 2019

A Timber History

Local researcher, Don Briggs is writing `A Timber History of Western Australia`. Click here for an introduction to the story and we will bring you more when available....

May 24, 2019

Caretakers wanted

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group is seeking expressions of interest from people to act as short term caretakers at the Ludlow mill and settlement.  Register your interest here...

March 7, 2019

Look at them now!

Here is a recent photo showing the progress of our tuart seedlings at the Boyanup Botanical Nursery. It is a pretty sight. Planting will commence mid year so there is plenty of time to sponsor a seedling and help us restore the Ludlow forest. Sponsor a seedling here. ...

March 7, 2019

Call the Police

Today, we erected around 60 signs at the Ludlow mill and settlement site to encourage the public to call the Police if they see any suspicious behaviour. Hopefully the signs will also discourage those  people who have been vandalising our buildings and stealing various items which we now need to replace....

February 21, 2019

Sponsor a seedling

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group now have this special opportunity for the public to sponsor tuart seedlings. In 2018, Cristal Mining donated 30,000 tuart seeds to our Group and a subsequent contract was awarded to Boyanup Botanical nursery to germinate the seeds and have them ready for planting in the Ludlow, Lockhart Block mid 2019. Sponsorships can be for one, or multiple seedlings at $10 each. If you would rather sponsor by the hectare, we can accommodate that too! Sponsors can have the...

February 4, 2019

Annual Report

The 2018 Annual report of the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group was released today. Read the full report here....

January 8, 2019

Diane Evers visit

Last Friday our President and Vice President met with the Hon. Diane Evers MLC for South West to show her over the site where 30,000 tuart seedlings will be planted next year. She was very interested in our plans and the work we are doing. These seedlings are presently being nurtured at the Boyanup Botanical Nursery and will be ready for planting out mid 2019.  Photo of our Vice President Des Donnelly with the Hon. Diane Evers MLC Member for South West....

December 6, 2018

Busy, Busy bee

It was terrific to see so may members at Ludlow on Saturday. The main task was to clean up around the mill buildings to reduce the fire risk. We loaded building materials, rubbish and scrap metal onto trailers and relocated it to a central point on site for collection at a later date. At mid-morning, we gathered at the greenhouse for morning tea (with scones, cream and jam of course!). Just look at the happy faces....

December 2, 2018

Ludlow water supply

We are holding a busy bee this Saturday, 1 December commencing at 8am. The focus will be on fire prevention and a general clean up around the mill buildings. If you can spare the morning, or just a couple of hours, come to Ludlow. You'll be amongst friends, meet new people and contribute to the first stages of our restoration project.Yesterday, we tested the Ludlow water bore and were able to pump water to the settlement and mill around one kilometre away. Unfortunately, someone has stolen the p...

November 29, 2018

Some good news!

Boyanup Botanical Nursery have been contracted to provide our group with 30,000 tuart seedlings for our first planting in the Ludlow Lockhart block in 2019. Here is a recent photo of some seedlings. We'll bring you further updates in the next few weeks....

October 29, 2018

Vandals hit Ludlow

Vandals and thieves are a major problem at the Ludlow settlement. Our Vice President, Des Donnelly was interviewed by the media this week. See the West Australian article Vandals hit Ludlow village...

October 27, 2018

Stolen hand press

This hand arbor press was taken from the Ludlow mill workshop recently. The photo was taken in late July by photographer, Laurie Davies and the disappearance discovered late September. If anyone has information about it's current location, please call Bill on 0419 944 251. Obviously its important to retain all the items of equipment within the mill compound and settlement so that we can display the true character of Ludlow for future generations. We will be stepping up security however everyone ...

October 23, 2018

Great news!

We have had reports that some tuart seeds from the planting day have germinated. If you have had success, let us know about your experience by completing the form on our website. Tuart Tree Progress Report...

October 14, 2018

Seed planting day

What a beautiful day it was for our Seed Planting Day today at Ludlow. About 150 children enjoyed planting their Tuart seeds and took them home to nurture into seedlings to be planted out next year. Approximately 500 people attended over the day, and much fun was had by all. The bee hotels were popular, also the games, treasure hunts and the guided walks through the forest. Many thanks to the Lions Club for attending with their delicious grilled food, Two Fat Cows ice cream van and Coffee Combi....

September 30, 2018

Where ready!

Last Sunday, our volunteers prepared Ludlow for next weekends seed planting day. We mowed grass, picked sticks, swept paths, made new paths and cleaned the greenhouse. Most importantly, we enjoyed a morning tea of sausage rolls, cream donuts and some really healthy oranges. Yes, they were popular too!...

September 26, 2018

Tuart seeds delivered

Mr Mick Murray, Member for Collie-Preston attended the Boyanup Botanical nursery today to take part in a presentation of tuart seed. The seed was generously donated by Cristal Mining and will allow 30,000 seedlings to be grown using funds made available by the recent Federal grant for planting in 2019....

September 21, 2018

Grant Presentation

Nola Marino, Federal Member for Forrest, met with members at the Ludlow Settlement to hand over a cheque for $50,000. This is a Federal grant which the group successfully applied for under the Australian Government National Landcare-Environment Grants Program.  The money will be directed towards the group's tuart forest restoration planting project, involving the preparation for and the planting of 75,000 tuart seedlings in a degraded area of the Ludlow St...

August 31, 2018

Ludlow photography

We thank Laurie Davies from Travel Australia Tourist Directory for providing us free of charge with a wonderful selection of photographs of the Ludlow Mill Settlement which we can use to promote our efforts to restore this wonderful heritage site.Laurie is working his way around Australia recording the rural decline. He was excited to find Ludlow, and spent 5 hours photographing all the working buildings inside and out, and the outside of the houses. He also sent up a drone and took pictures fro...

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