Plant away for National Tree Day

Mid-Western Regional Council and Planet Ark are inviting the local community to Putta Bucca Wetlands Reserve from 10am on Sunday 5 August to plant native trees and shrubs for National Tree Day.

The event offers a fantastic way for individuals to help care for the environment. Since the event got underway in 1996 it has seen more than 3 million people planting more than 23 million seedlings across the country!

This year, council have invited the community to help them complete a large project at Putta Bucca Wetlands Reserve. They have rehabilitated the old horseshoe pond into a permanent artificial wetland by doing bulk excavation works and planting 4,000 plants.

However the project is not over yet, with a further 1,500 plants planned through the grassy area next to the new wetland. This project has been partly funded by the NSW Environment Trust.

A free barbecue will be provided at 12noon on the day to reward everyone for their hard planting work. Residents who participate are reminded to wear a hat, sunscreen, enclosed shoes and gloves if they have them.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event with more than 200,000 people participating each year.

There are plenty of reasons to join in on the day. Trees help add to the aesthetic appeal of our neighbourhoods and studies have found that the presence of trees can help reduce stress and promote physical activity – so what more reasons do you need to start planting?

Details at a glance 

When: Sunday, 05 August 2018 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Putta Bucca Wetland Reserve – Putta Bucca Road 500m past 2MG Radio Station

What to bring: A hat, enclosed shoes and sunscreen and any tools you have. Gloves, tools and equipment for planting, watering cans / buckets, drinking water, refreshments and a BBQ will be provided for volunteers.

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