Pinkerton Forest Story

We have uploaded a Pinkerton Forest document which was placed in the Time Capsule that was opened on 2017 then re-interred in Pinkerton Forest, in USB form and which won't be opened for 50 years.

This is a detailed summary of our activities over the years in Pinkerton Forest.

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Updated: Friday, 09 February 2018 10:14

First planting at Pinkerton Homestead 27th July

irene cutting tobacco trees x150On 27th July members of PLEG & visitors planted at Pinkerton Flat, at the site of the old Pinkerton homestead, beside the Werribee River.

The home site is marked by several very old Robinia trees. Most of the bluestone has been removed from the old house over many years for the building of stone walls along the river flats so the walls are now little more than knee high. An old photo shows the house in 1892. The roof had been removed even at this early date.

Updated: Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:43


Bird Art in Pinkerton Forest

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As well as addressing practical issues like planting and weeding, Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group has also placed artworks depicting native birds in the forest.

Updated: Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:09


Weeding at Pinkerton Homestead

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20th March 2016

On Sunday 20th March Frances, Irene, Simon, Glen and Daryl of PLEG began work at the site of the old Pinkerton homestead beside the Werribee River.

Updated: Monday, 20 March 2017 11:56


Ringwood Field Naturalists visit

FNCV visit thRingwood Field Naturalists visit Pinkerton Forest

On Sunday 12th April 2015 the Ringwood branch of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria visited Pinkerton Forest. About 35 people participated, making this one of our largest visits to Pinkerton. The Field Naturalists were most impressed with the forest and discussed the possibility of returning, perhaps in spring.

Updated: Thursday, 21 April 2016 18:54