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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


Five more nest boxes placed in Pinkerton Forest

will clegg arboristPinkerton Landcare and Environment Group have recently placed five nest boxes in Pinkerton Forest. Will Clegg, an arborist at Melbourne Zoo, did the hard work of placing the boxes high in the trees. His work was most spectacular as he climbed each tall tree with the aid of climbing ropes. They needed to be placed several metres above the ground to be suitable as wildlife nest sites and safe from predators.


Updated: Monday, 20 March 2017 11:49


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


Nest Boxes in Pinkerton Forest

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Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group have recently placed three nest boxes in Pinkerton Forest. Many Australian native animals are ‘obligate hollow users’ which means that they need hollows in which to nest. Tree hollows are in fact necessary for their survival. These include many of our much loved species such as Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos, owls, ducks and possums.

Updated: Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:03