Redland City Council is encouraging residents to get out and get growing this National Tree Day, by helping plant 3000 native plants on Sunday 26 July.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event would be a great opportunity for the community to support the Council’s objective of helping green the Redlands.
“Celebrating 20 years this year, Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is all about providing a green community for future generations, an objective that fits perfectly with Council’s goal of planting 60,000 trees this financial year,” she said.
“This event is the perfect opportunity for residents to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while at the same time providing future habitat for local wildlife.”
Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said National Tree Day was just one of the regular community planting events run through Council’s Bushcare program which was also celebrating 20 years this year.
“This planting will improve and expand important habitat along Tingalpa Creek, improving water quality and providing homes for wildlife,” he said.
“We get over 200 volunteers joining us for these events, together playing a part in the 21 million native trees, shrubs and grasses that will be planted nationwide as part of National Tree Day.
“These events not only assist locally but help address bigger national and global environmental issues such as climate change and loss of habitat for native wildlife.
“Participants are asked to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring their own drinking water. Plants and all other equipment including gloves, sunscreen, gardening tools and insect repellent will be provided by Council.”
Divisional Councillor Paul Bishop said the National Tree Day event not only helped green the Redlands, it also generated a sense of community.
“Having attended many of the tree planting events in Redland City, the community goodwill and family feel I have witnessed is inspirational; so I encourage anyone who is committed to the environment to come down and share in this experience with the IndigiScapes crew and I’m sure they will be proud of the great work being done across the Redlands’ community,” he said.
A lucky door prize draw, environmental displays and certificates for children will be available on the day as well as a free sausage sizzle after the planting for all participants.
Date: Sunday 26 July 2015
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Location: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor
Catherine St, Birkdale
Off-street parking available
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water.
We Supply: Plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening
For more information contact Indigiscapes on 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au