The City of Greater Bendigo is inviting residents to pull on their gardening gloves and help celebrate National Tree Day at sites in East Bendigo, Ironbark, Axedale and Huntly on Sunday July 28, 2018.
City of Greater Bendigo Manager Parks and Open Space Paul Gangell said since launching in 1996, over three million participants have planted over 21 million native trees, shrubs and grasses on National Tree Day throughout Australia.
“This year there are four sites in Greater Bendigo that residents can come along and celebrate National Tree Day at by helping to plant some native plants and trees,” Mr Gangell said.
“The City is proud to have supported National Tree Day over the past 25 years and this has resulted in the planting of over 80,000 native plants at more than 45 locations within our municipality.
“Last year 12,000 indigenous trees and shrubs were planted by 173 people on National Tree Day in Greater Bendigo
“Trees and plants provide many environmental and aesthetic benefits. They improve air quality, help control the heat in cities and urban areas, and have countless health benefits such as reducing stress, improving concentration and promoting physical activity.”
Times and locations of this year’s planting sites:-
O’Keefe Rail Trail,
Corner of Rohs Road and Strickland Road East Bendigo
10.30am to 1.30pm
Organised by City of Greater Bendigo
Contact Mark Toohey on 0458 357126 or visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au
Bendigo Creek Streamside Reserve
Millwood Road, Huntly
10am to 1pm
Organised by Northern Bendigo Landcare Group
Contact Nicole Howie on 0413 974074 or visit www.facebook.com/NorthernBendigoLandcare
38 Victoria Street, Ironbark
11am to 1pm
Organised by Ironbark Gully Friends
Contact Jacky Vincent on 0413 431 291 or visit www.facebook.com/IronbarkGullyFriends
Axedale River Reserve, Axedale
Organised by Longlea and District Landcare Group
Contact Adrian Ryan, 0418439298, [email protected]
All participants are asked to wear suitable clothing, footwear and gloves. Planting tools will be supplied but participants are asked to bring along a hand trowel if they have one.
Participants are also asked to register at the desk adjacent to the planting area on arrival. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.