Many hands make light work at the TPCP tree planting 2021-03-10
Many hands make light work! Some 50 students linked to the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) in FABI replanted more than 1700 Eucalyptus and 200 pine seedlings on the morning of 5 March. These tree planting sessions play a crucially important role in the research undertaken by the TPCP on behalf of the forestry industry members of the Co-operative. Members produce plants that are required for TPCP experiments on invasive forest insects and pathogens including those linked to biological control or the selection of disease-tolerant planting stock. After tree planting, students also assisted in cleaning up the nursery area and removing trees that were no longer needed for research projects. At the end of the morning’s work they were rewarded with cold drinks and pizza for lunch.