Brimbank celebrates National Tree Day


Roll up your sleeves and join thousands of other Australians to create a healthier environment on National Tree Day.

On Sunday 28 July, join Brimbank Council and come on down into the magical Taylors Valley, Keilor Downs for a fun-filled family day out.

This year, Council is asking residents for help to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers on Taylors Creek to improve habitat for wildlife. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in other environmental activities running on the day, including a live birds of prey display.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Lucinda Congreve said that getting back in touch with nature is very important and National Tree Day is the perfect time.

“By planting trees, shrubs and wildflowers, we will be taking some time from our busy city lifestyles to create a healthy environment for residents now and into the future.

“It is also a great way for our community to get involved in local environmental activities where they live, work and play. We aim to engage residents in caring for and connecting with their local environment.

“Many won’t know but Taylors Valley is an important corridor for many of our native animals including the Swamp Wallaby and the Boobook Owl. So come on down and help us create safe areas where native animals can live and travel through our city,” Cr Congreve said.

Now in its twenty-fourth year, National Tree Day is a much-loved event in the local community. This will be the 17th year Brimbank City Council has participated in National Tree Day – with volunteers set to plant another 2,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses to create a healthy environment for residents now and into the future.

Event Details:

Where: Sunday 28 July, 10am-2pm

When: Taylors Valley, 151 Green Gully Road, Keilor Downs (Melway map 14 E8). Enter Green Gully Reserve and follow the signs for parking.

There is no charge. BYO gardening gloves, water bottle and wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers and long sleeve top.

For more information and to register visit Planet Ark or contact Brimbank City Council’s Conservation Community Liaison Officer on email environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 9249 4000.