Celebrating National Tree Day

This weekend Council will celebrate National Tree Day, with activities for schools on Friday followed by a larger-scale community planting on Sunday.

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In recent years, we have focused our Tree Day activities in Stevenson Park, Mayfield. With that project now completed, we will deliver the first stage of a new urban forest site at Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow.

Along with our fantastic volunteers, Council will revegetate about 600sqm this year of the northern section of District Park with native groundcovers, shrubs and tree species. I look forward to getting out on Friday with our school students from Broadmeadow.

This project aims to increase public amenity, add to the city's urban forest canopy cover and create a pocket of habitat for native fauna.

Come along to Wanderers Oval this Sunday 29 July to join in the community planting from 9am to 1pm. It's a fun day out and you'll come away with new mates and a great sense of accomplishment.

Induction is from 9-9.30am -- but you can come along anytime throughout the day --and a free BBQ will be provided midday. Children are welcome and the site is accessible for people with disabilities

Location is the northern section of District Park, with best access via Denney Street, Broadmeadow, near the corner of Australia Road.
If you would like to take part, please register here:  treeday.planetark.org/site/10018906.

Please wear appropriate clothing (hat, covered shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants). Gloves, tools and planting equipment will be provided. 

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event.

All Australians can help out by planting and caring for native trees and shrubs to improve our environment.

National Tree Day started in 1996 and more than 3 million people have since planted 24 million seedlings across Australia.
 

Matt Murray