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    Pioneers of the WA Timber Industry

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    Join us for an evening of Timber; Don Briggs will talk about "Pioneers of the WA Timber Industry" and Manning Men’s Shed will display some of their woodwork.

    About the Event:

    Don will tell tales of how timber workers, like those in the photo, and tall trees contributed to growing the new Swan River colony. From building ships and bridges, railway sleepers, furniture and for heating and cooking, West Australian timber has been a sought-after material. This precious resource is now protected and managed for generations to come.

    Don Briggs

    The Manning Men’s Shed is a place for men in our community to come together and spend their time post-retirement in a social and productive environment. The Shed is equipped with tools and machinery used for a range of projects from furniture to decorative arts. Come and have a look at some of the fantastic woodwork projects created by Manning Men’s Shed members.

    About WA Tree Festival:
    Trees are essential in a warming climate – they cool us down, provide habitat for wildlife and make our neighbourhoods look and feel better.  Although most local government areas are working hard to plant trees on streets and in parks, we are still losing large amounts of tree canopy each year, especially in areas with lots of development.

    WA Tree Festival brings local councils and community groups together to help share the value of trees collectively.

    From highlighting the importance of daily connections to nature, and the often-invisible benefits trees provide, to understanding issues around tree canopy loss, climate change and how you can help – check the festival events page to find an activity near you.

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