DESPITE the wind’s best efforts to put them off, there was no stopping the members of the Bombala Cemetery Committee as they undertook their latest project to improve the facility last week.
The Committee had pushed the Council to remove the large poplars at the cemetery last Monday, and were busily planting trees and shrubs to replace them on the Wednesday!
The Committee explains that the poplar roots were causing damage to some of the graves at the cemetery, and their removal by Council was necessary.
The Monaro Native Tree Nursery was extremely generous in donating 26 advanced trees and shrubs to replace them, also supplying the needed fertiliser to keep the natives in good health.
The Committee volunteers themselves planted out, staked and watered the new shrubs and trees, which included grevilleas, banksias, acacias, correas, callistemon and snow gums.
Council supplied the mulch to keep the new additions from drying out, and the Committee is monitoring the natives to ensure they establish well and serve as a practical and attractive wind break at the cemetery.