Tamworth Urban Landcare Group’s latest monthly working bee on Sunday saw more than 80 trees planted along the bank of the Peel River.
Secretary Stephanie Cameron said the trees were mostly Casuarina, also know as she-oaks.
“They’re all native providence species, which means they were raised from seeds collected in our area,” she said. “They’re species that area already found along the river, which means their more likely to grow and be drought tolerant.
“We’ve been getting about a 50 per cent strike rate along river, which is pretty good for a monthly working bee – those plants get some pretty rough conditions down there.”
The group also planted under-storage plants, such as bottle brushes and lomandra. The group is gearing up for a big working bee next month, on Sunday, August 6, which is National Tree Day. The Pub Angling Club will help plant trees along the Peel River, to enhance fish habitats.