A Tree Planting Service has been held at Barmera to honour Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 extraordinary years selflessly serving the Commonwealth.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the project to plant trees in Barmera was funded by the Federal Government with $20,000 awarded to Berri Barmera Landcare through the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program announced at the beginning of Her Majesty’s 70th year as Monarch.

Mr Pasin said planting trees to honour the Queens 70 years of service was even more meaningful now, giving the community an opportunity to come together and reflect on Her Majesty’s passing and a life of service.

“During Her Majesty’s 70 amazing years, Australia hosted The Queen on 16 occasions, and on many of these visits, trees were planted at community events and ceremonies—leaving a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities. In fact, The Queen is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout Her reign,” Mr Pasin said.

“Planting Trees for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a fitting way to celebrate and honour our longest serving Monarch, and I congratulate Berri Barmera Landcare on taking up the opportunity and for the lasting legacy this avenue of trees will offer to the Barmera community in the Queen’s honour along Queen Elizabeth Drive,” Mr Pasin said.

Landcare Berri Barmera’s Sharon Schrapel said community came together for the project.

“The local community were actively involved in the project, with members of the Riverland Special School, Barmera Girl Guides, Riverland Landcare Volunteers, 1st Barmera Scout Group, Berri Girl Guides and Berri Barmera Council planting 100 Eucalytpus salubris Gimlet trees to create a stunning avenue along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Barmera.” Sharon Schrapel, General Manager Berri Barmera Landcare said.



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