Trees are well renowned for their beneficial impact on people and our environment. From creating leafy neighbourhood character, supporting biological diversity of flora and fauna, defining cultural heritage to cooling us in the heat of summer, trees are an important part of our lives.
The Mullumbimby Significant Tree Trail aims to create a guided trail through the Mullumbimby township showcasing our many significant trees and offering a free, educational activity for locals and visitors of all ages to enjoy.
WHY DO WE NEED A SIGNIFICANT TREE TRAIL?
The trail will have multiple benefits including providing the opportunity for people to observe and appreciate the beauty of our trees while educating them about of the various aspects that define a significant tree. Ultimately, we will work with Byron Shire Council to help to develop policy that will protect and preserve these natural assets for future generations.
WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT TREE?
Significant trees may meet one or several criteria to be included in the trail.
The categories will include:
- Big trees,
- Old trees,
- Trees with a scientific value,
- Trees that provide food and/or shelter to animals and/or birds,
- Food producing trees for people,
- Historical value,
- Social value,
- Aesthetic value.
WHO IS CREATING THIS TRAIL?
The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce is seeking community collaboration and participation in creating this trail in 2016.
We have identified several local groups and specialists who will provide expertise and scientific knowledge, but it is the stories held by our residents about their trees which will add particular vibrancy to the project. Who planted this tree and why, what happened near this tree, why it is special – this is the information we want share along with the relevant botanical descriptions.
If you’d like to get involved with this project, please complete this form.
For further information about the project, please contact:
- Jeannette Martin: 0412 322 255
- Obi McDonald-Saint: 0410 189 664
- Cybele McNeil: 0411 363 435
Alternatively, email email@example.com.