Volunteers needed for National Tree Day

July 28, 2017 by  

The City of Whitehorse is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual National Tree Day.

Councillor Ben Stennett urged residents from Mitcham, Nunawading and throughout the city to take part in the event.

He said visitors and locals enjoy the greenery of public spaces, parklands and streetscapes in the municipality and National Tree Day provides an opportunity to help maintain this widely appreciated feature, some of which have appeared on postcards promoting the area.

Stennett said:

“This is a great, annual opportunity to beautify and regenerate vegetation in a part of Whitehorse. This year it is Junction Road Reserve where volunteers will plant native plants and shrubs supplied by Council.”

National Tree Day has been on Council’s event calendars for the past 21 years and, to date, in excess of 25,000 shrubs and native plants have been planted by volunteers.

Stennet said:

“National Tree Day is all about communities across the country pulling together, a chance to volunteer, greening our municipalities and just having a fun morning in the fresh air.”

He said volunteers will be assisted by council staff and councillors at the event to be held on July 30, from 10:00 am to noon, and a free BBQ will be provided for all participants at the end of the day.

Participants are encouraged to bring along gumboots and a mattock or shovel if possible.