Do your bit and plant a few trees

Published Monday, 24th July 2017

People watering newly planted trees

Fairfield City Council is encouraging residents to get their hands dirty and be part of Australia’s largest community tree planting event, National Tree Day, on Sunday 30 July.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said it’s a great opportunity to get outside and experience the outdoors whilst helping to protect the local environment.

“I encourage residents to join us in Carrawood Park in Carramar and help beautify the area for everyone to enjoy,” Mayor Carbone said.

“It’s important that we protect our environment and provide habitat for native wildlife that may have lost their home or are moving through the area. It also provides us with great shading in our parks and reserves.

“We hope to plant 10,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover plants on National Tree Day that will benefit the area by increasing the wildlife corridor between Prospect Reservoir and Lansdowne Reserve.

“This site was chosen to enhance the surrounding area into a peaceful and inviting location for Fairfield City residents to enjoy.

“The larger hollow bearing trees will also be protected by planting underneath, helping maintain the homes of Gang-gang Cockatoos that live in the tree hollows.

“I encourage the community to play their part in the improvement of our natural environment, so that we can enjoy the benefits of these plants for years to come.

Over the past year, Council has planted more than 80,000 plants across the City to help maintain local waterways, parks and native bushland.

Join Council on National Tree Day, Sunday 30 July, 9am to 1pm at Carrawood Park in Carramar. A barbeque and drinks will be held as a thank you to all volunteers in attendance. Parking is available on Waterside Crescent and all volunteers are required to wear appropriate clothing and bring gardening gloves. Other equipment will be provided.

 

Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/events or contact Council’s Natural Resources team on 9725 0222 to register your attendance.