Brimbank,
13
July
2016
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05:00
Australia/Melbourne

National Tree Day 2016

Summary

Help create a habitat where native animals can thrive as we celebrate National Tree Day at Sydenham Park, Keilor, on Sunday 31 July.

Brimbank City Council invites you to join in the celebration and help us plant 1,000 trees and shrubs, to create a multilayered habitat for our native wildlife.

Volunteers will get the opportunity to meet some of the animals we are attracting to the area with "Animals on the Move", who will bring a selection of native animals.

Council will provide volunteers with a barbecue lunch at no charge, cooked by the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central.

This year, volunteers will plant Drooping Sheoaks, flowering wattles and low growing berry-producing bushes. Planting is part of regional works aimed at restoring the Maribyrnong Valley to its former glory. It will enhance an important habitat corridor for local animals such as swamp wallabies, wombats, and wedge-tail eagles.

National Tree Day started in 1996. Since then more than 3 million people have planted 21 million trees and plants. This will be the 15th year Brimbank City Council has participated in National Tree Day – with Brimbank volunteers planting 6,000 trees in the past five years.

For more information about the benefits of trees visit Branch Out Brimbank.

 

National Tree Day, Sunday 31 July, 10am-3pm

Sydenham Park, Keilor, next to the Keilor Golf Course, end of Kings Road, Keilor.

There is no charge.

BYO gardening gloves, water bottle and wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers and long sleeve top.

  • Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Please leave your pets at home.

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