More than 4300 seedlings to be planted in Wagga Wagga as part of National Tree Day events
Published: 27 Jul 2017 2:50pm
More than 4300 seedlings will be planted across the Wagga region as part of National Tree Day 2017.
Wagga Wagga City Council has donated 3152 seedlings to 23 local schools and preschools for Schools National Tree Day on Friday 28 July, and another 1200 for the community planting event on Sunday 30 July.
Co-hosted with Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare, the community planting day will be held at Amundsen Street, Boorooma.
The site will be getting a double dose of new greenery, with Council staff combining with the nearby Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Centre to also plant trees as part of the school event.
“The kids from Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Centre will be able to watch the seedlings they plant grow up with them,” Council’s Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent said.
“They, and the other volunteers who take part in National Tree Day events, will be able to see the difference they’ve made to our community and our environment.”
Miss Kent is calling on locals to get involved, with volunteers at the community planting being treated to a free barbecue and extra seedlings to take home.
“If you want to beautify our city, help the environment and also improve your wellbeing, then grab your gumboots and gardening gloves and take part in the community planting,” she said.
“We’re looking for as many people as possible to come and lend a hand.
“By planting native species you will be promoting biodiversity, helping manage urban salinity and be contributing to a healthy environment.”
Volunteers are asked to wear enclosed footwear, sun protection and gardening gloves.
For more information, contact Miss Kent on 1300 292 442 or visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/environment.
What: Council staff and students from Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Centre, Boorooma will be planting trees as part of Schools National Tree Day
Where: Amundsen Street (off Gibson Street)
When: Friday 28 July, 10.30am
National Tree Day community planting event
- Sunday 30 July, 10am to noon
- Co-hosted by Wagga Wagga City Council and Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare
- 1200 seedlings will be planted at Amundsen Street, Boorooma (will be sign posted)
- Volunteers should wear warm clothing, enclosed footwear and bring along a pair
- of gardening gloves
- Volunteers will be treated to a free sausage sizzle and seedlings to take home