Bayside Council Celebrates National Tree Day

Coolibah Reserve, Bardwell Valley will be the site of community planting event as part of National Tree Day.
Coolibah Reserve, Bardwell Valley will be the site of community planting event as part of National Tree Day.

Bayside Council is partnering with Planet Ark to encourage residents to plant trees, maintain green spaces and connect with nature for National Tree Day on Sunday, July 29.

The theme this year is Living Cities which highlights the benefits that trees and green spaces have on personal health and wellbeing, the liveability of cities and the effects of climate change.

Bayside Council has organised two community tree planting events this year where approximately 1800 native plants and trees are expected to be planted.

The plantings will be at:

Coolibah Reserve, Bardwell Valley from 9am to 12 noon,

Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany from 1pm to 4pm,

"I encourage residents to get involved. You can help protect and improve our important natural areas. This is a great opportunity for residents to connect with nature and learn about our Bushcare volunteer and Natural Areas Restoration programs," Bayside Council Mayor Bill Saravinovski said.

The native plantings will significantly increase the biodiversity and ecological sustainability of the areas and provide additional wildlife habitat in the parks.

All tools and native plants will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing and footwear on the day. Morning/Afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided.

Funding for the ongoing Bayside Council Natural Areas Restoration Plan comes from grants received from:

NSW Government Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program

Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

For more information regarding Bayside Council's Bushcare Volunteer and Natural Areas

Restoration programs call Council's Natural Resources Management Officer on 9562 1703 or

email bushcare@bayside.nsw.gov.au

National Tree Day is Australia's largest tree-planting and environmental education event where each year over 300,000 people participate in events at over 3,000 sites. Since Planet Ark launched National Tree Day in 1996, more than four million participants have planted 25 million native trees, shrubs and grasses to enhance and protect Australia's natural environment.

For more information visit treeday.planetark.org

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