Can you lend a hand for National Tree Day?

Published on Monday 17 June, 2019

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Natural areas surrounding Mills Park in Beckenham will be the focus for this year’s National Tree Day, with 15,000 native seedlings ready for planting.

The City’s Mayor Glenn Dewhurst is encouraging people of all ages, to come along, get their hands dirty and do something positive for our local environment on Sunday 28 July, between 9am and noon.

“National Tree Day is one of our largest environmental community events and always turns out to be a fun day, no matter the weather,” he said.

“Last year, around 200 people helped plant 12,000 seedlings at Tom Bateman Reserve in Thornlie, so we’re hoping even more people will join us at Mills Park for our 17th year of being involved with this much-loved tree planting project.

“It’s a great way to contribute to your community and enjoy some outdoors fun with family or friends.”

The City of Gosnells National Tree Day event is hosted by the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and Maddington Toyota, and nationally sponsored by Planet Ark and Toyota.

A sausage sizzle lunch will be provided for volunteers, who should bring their own gumboots, gloves and water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for getting grubby.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature-care event, in which thousands of people across the country take part to make a difference, connect with nature, beautify neighbourhoods and inspire positive environmental change.

Registration is essential and can be done at the link below. For more information, please call 9397 3000.