Celebrate National Tree Day 2023
Published: 18 Jul 2023 9:37am
More than 3000 seedlings will be planted across the Wagga Wagga region as part of National Tree Day 2023.
Wagga Wagga City Council has donated over 2000 seedlings to 25 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.
This year the Charles Sturt University Farm has kindly offered to host the community tree planting site, located off Cambourne Lane, Gobbagombalin.
This planting site has been selected to enhance foraging and shelter habitat within the flight path of the threatened Superb Parrot.
Major threats to the Superb Parrot, including the clearing and degradation of nesting and foraging habitats, disturbance around nesting sites, and competition for nest hollows, have resulted in a significant decline in the Superb Parrot’s range and population numbers over the last few decades.
The National Tree Day seedlings have been specifically selected to enhance the connectivity of Superb Parrot flight paths and include White Box, Yellow Box, Deane’s Wattle, Gold Dust Wattle and Kangaroo Thorn.
Once the seedlings have been established, the planting site will also contribute to vital corridor connections for a number of other native species, helping them to move throughout the area to seek food and shelter.
For those interested in taking part in Wagga Wagga’s National Tree Day planting on Sunday 30 July, registrations can be made online.
Volunteers should wear warm clothing, enclosed footwear and bring along a pair of gardening gloves. Planting equipment will be provided.
All participants will receive a free native seedling to take home and plant, and will also be treated to a free sausage sizzle, cooked by Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare and provided by Wagga Wagga City Council.
To register for this event please go to:
For more information contact Environmental Officer Sam Pascall on 1300 292 442