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Ludlow Festival (Postponed)

We have decided to postpone the Ludlow Festival and will advise a new date in due course. Our decision is based on the uncertainty about large gatherings of people due to coronavirus....

May 10, 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

New members and sponsorships

Please welcome our two most recent members and thank them for their tuart tree sponsorship ensuring the restoration of the Ludlow tuart forest and settlement for the future benefit of generations to come.  Chloe and Elena (6 weeks) are member numbers 500 and 501. They were born in 2019, the year we planted 17,000 tuart seedlings, now approaching 6 months of age. The parents of these two beautiful babies have invested in the greatest environmental climate change mitigation option available i...

January 11, 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


This is Bluey. Bluey has a story to tell and we will bring it to you soon....

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...

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...

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