Horse Power Highway’s newest tractor has been unveiled as a testament to the work North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources has conducted in the region. Members of the organisation gathered on the corner of Formby South Road and New Country Road at 4pm on Friday to commemorate the highway’s newest addition. The new tractor joins 25 others that are featured on the highway which runs through the Shire of Gnowangerup to the Stirling Ranges National Park. NSPNR executive officer Caroline House said it was satisfying to have a monument that commemorated their initiatives. “It’s exciting to have a visual symbol to represent the work we do and hopefully it inspires new members to join our crew,” she said. Ms House said the tractor has been named to pay homage to the Pallinup Landcare Centre. “The tractor is called Palli to signify the ongoing work we have conducted throughout the region,” she said. One of the group’s key projects is the revegetation of the Pallinup River with native species. Since 2016 the Pallinup River has experienced severe plant degradation with more than 90 per cent of native vegetation being cleared as a result of serious flooding and wind gusts. About 24ha of native vegetation has been re-established into the region as part of the NSPNR’S ongoing planting programs. The tractor features a royal-blue line depicting a river to highlight this project. Palli is accompanied by a sculpture of Banksia Attenuata — a flower that is heavily prevalent in the Pallinup River rejuvenation program. Constructed by Kojonup artist Ollie Anderson, the sculpture is called Atte to represent the plant’s nativity rooted within the region. Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal funded both the making of the sculpture and the tractor. About 20 people who are involved in the project attended the unveiling including Horse Power Highway committee member John Burne. They shared finger food and drinks to celebrate the evening.