Do you have a favourite local tree or patch of vegetation? One that’s significant to you from a landscape, social, historic or habitat perspective?
You can help to better protect it by nominating it to the Phillip Island Significant Trees and Vegetation Register, which is being developed by the Bass Coast Branch of the National Trust and Phillip Island Conservation Society, in consultation with Bass Coast Shire Council.
Nominations for the register have been extended until the end of January to allow busy families and holiday-home owners to participate.
Nominations are quick and easy, said Phillip Island Conservation Society president Jeff Nottle.
“Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have full information about the tree or vegetation,” Jeff said.
“Our panel of expert volunteers have the knowledge to fully assess your nomination.
“Simply give what information you can on the nomination form, especially why the tree or vegetation is significant to you.”
Forms and instructions are available at the Bass Coast Shire Council Customer Service Centre, Cowes, or online at picsvictoria.org.au/significant-tree-vegetation-trial-register-nominations-now-open/
- Jeff Nottle, President Phillip Island Conservation Society, 0419 158 232
- Greg Buchanan, President Bass Coast Branch of the National Trust, 0408 390 696
Attached photograph: The first nomination to the register, a remnant Southern Blue Gum just inside the entrance to Blue Gum Reserve.