Transition Tatura practical living seminar tackled the big issues during Friday night’s meeting last week.
Heath Chasemore discussed the reasoning and background behind the Shepparton Urban Forest Strategy and the basic mechanisms to planning, surveying and moving the process forward.
Transition Tatura’s Ross Musolino said it was enlightening and exciting for Greater Shepparton.
‘‘Along with Shepparton and Mooroopna there was a heavy focus on Tatura also,’’ he said.
‘‘A great supper courtesy of the Tatura Community House was provided between speakers and we thank Shay for all her hard work on the night.’’
John Laing spoke about the importance of having a diverse selection of plants when planning any gardens, whether in the town or in the backyard.
‘‘Many indigenous plants with some native plants can really enhance the life within a forest or garden and this is also essential for the long-term survival of any garden. Of interest was that a dead tree can still give many useful years of habitat and refuge to hundreds of species of animals, bugs and critters so don’t get rid of those dead trees straight away,’’ Mr Musolino said.
Mr Laing then opened up his boxes of insects and creatures (to enthral the group.
Transition Tatura and Tatura Community House will co-host the seminars again next year.
Transition Tatura’s next Roadside clean-up is at 9am Saturday, November 25, at the parking bay opposite the Whim-Inn motel on Dhurringile Rd.