Fuel, machinery and drivers required
VFF president Peter Tuohey and fellow grain grower Bob Watters have volunteered to help clear 850 unwanted plum trees on a Cobram orchardist’s property.
As they began work they put out a call for other farmers to help remove the trees, which pose a serious biosecurity risk to neighbouring orchards.
“We’re happy to help, but we’ve got limited resources,” Mr Tuohey said.
“I’m calling on others to give us a hand as we’ve got other orchardists with many more trees who are struggling financially to clear them. Ideally we need fuel, front-end loaders, excavators and drivers to help out.”
Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Tom Whitty on (03) 9207 5543 or 0466 466 035.
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