Mount Trematon Nature Reserve Restoration - Let's protect a forest!

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, March 19
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mount Trematon Nature Reserve
Lake Road, past Tio, Valeria and Pip's place 
Any questions, call or email Jeff @ 250-405-5193 or 250-508-1633 
jralph [at] islandstrust [dot] bc [dot] ca (jralph [at] islandstrust [dot] bc [dot] ca) 

Not able to make last year's restoration work party at Mount Trematon?  There's another chance!  
Please Join us on Saturday March 19 @ 12pm. 
We'll be putting up light fencing around tree saplings to protect them from grazing.   
What can you bring? A bar for making pilot holes, sledgehammer, work gloves, and/or snips, but most importantly bring yourself, family, friends.  
Light refreshments will be provided. 

See you there!


More info...

The purpose:

The purpose of the Mt. Trematon Restoration Work Party(ies) is to get some help putting protective fencing around young tree saplings.  The trees on the reserve do not have a chance against the sheep. The hope is that if these trees are protected and able to grow to three or four feet, they will escape the grazing pressure from the sheep. In terms of biodiversity, and ecological integrity, the sheep on the nature reserve are an invasive species. The tree protection method, is one way in which we can manage this invasive species.

Here's how we do it: 

We drive a cedar stake or spike into the ground with a sledgehammer beside a tree.  In some spots, we may need to use a pry/crow bar to make a pilot hole for the stake or spike.  Then we measure and cut a piece of stucco wire with the snips, to go around the tree.  We fasten the wire to the stake with cable ties.


ITF Nature reserves have management plans that include the long-term vision of the reserve and were written with input from community members. The Mount Trematon Nature Reserve Management Plan can be found at:

Jeff Ralph
Property Management Specialist
Islands Trust Fund
Suite 200-1627 Fort Street
Victoria BC  V8R 1H8
jralph [at] islandstrust [dot] bc [dot] ca
Tel:  (250) 405-5193
Fax: (250) 405-5155
 Creating a legacy of special places

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