Gnomesville becomes a sea of green

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Gnomesville is looking even more ‘green’ than usual right now.

Our Parks & Environment team has been working hard this week planting out 950 seedlings as part of an ongoing process of improvements by the Shire of Dardanup at the popular tourist location.

Each seedling has been fitted with a protective green bag while it establishes and has created quite an interesting spectacle among the red gnome hats.

Environment Officer Jackie Nichol said the plants were a mixture of low flowering shrubs, some trees and plenty of sedges for along the creekline.

“The plants are planned to beautify the area, provide habitat for birds and frogs and also help with preventing future flooding of the banks during storm events,” Jackie said.

The bags will be removed in summer but in the meantime the Shire of Dardanup asks that visitors to Gnomesville take care to avoid damaging the bags or supportive stakes to ensure maximum protection for the plants for the remaining winter period.