Community invited to National Tree Day

Orange Council

Orange City Council will celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July with a community planting event at Gosling Creek.

The aim is to plant 800 native trees, shrubs and grasses on the day to enhance biodiversity in the area and provide habitat for native wildlife.

Orange Environmental Sustainability Community Committee Chair, Cr David Mallard said the event had received strong support from the community in previous years.

“Last year’s event was a huge success, with 150 people planting 1100 native plants at Lake Canobolas, and I hope we get the same response from volunteers this year,” Cr Mallard said.

National Tree Day 2022

“In the past five years, more than 5000 native plants have been planted around Orange on National Tree Day.”

“I encourage all community members to come along and plant a tree for our beautiful environment. It’s a great chance to give back and it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy.”

The event will be held from 10am to 1pm and a barbecue and refreshments will be provided afterwards for participants to thank them for their hard work.

Parking will be available on the corner of Forest and Bloomfield Roads. Sign will be in place to guide people to the planting area.

People are invited to wear appropriate outdoor clothing, sunscreen, a hat and covered shoes.

Holes will be pre-dug to make planting easier and all tools will be provided on the day as well as a pair of gloves.

Established in 1996, National Tree Day is an initiative of Planet Ark. It has grown into Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature care event, with more than 26 million trees planted since it began.

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