Get involved in National Tree Day by planting native groundcovers, shrubs and tree species at Stevenson Park in Mayfield West from 9am this Sunday, 31 July.
Hosted by Newcastle City Council, the project aims to revegetate approximately 300 square metres of the south-eastern section of Stevenson Park, adding to the city’s urban forest canopy.
Organisers promise a free BBQ and remind those keen to plant that they should wear appropriate clothing including a hat, covered shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants. Gloves, tools and equipment for planting will be provided.
Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3.8 million people have planted 22.3 million trees and plants and it’s still growing.
Head to their website to the Planetark website to register – http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10011086