Plant away this National Tree Day

Fairfield residents are being encouraged to get their hands dirty and be part of this year’s National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July.

It’s hoped that local residents will help plant 10,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover plants on National Tree Day that will benefit the area by increasing the wildlife corridor between Prospect Reservoir and Lansdowne Reserve.

This will add to the 80,000 plants across the city that Fairfield Council have planted to help maintain local waterways, parks and native bushland.

Fairfield’s tree planting event will take place from 9am to 1pm at Carrawood Park in Carramar.

A barbeque and drinks will be held as a thank you to all volunteers in attendance. Parking will be available on Waterside Crescent and all volunteers are required to wear appropriate clothing and bring gardening gloves. Other equipment will be provided on the day.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said it’s a great opportunity to get outside and experience the outdoors whilst helping to protect the local environment.

“I encourage residents to join us in Carrawood Park in Carramar and help beautify the area for everyone to enjoy,” Mayor Carbone said.

“It’s important that we protect our environment and provide habitat for native wildlife that may have lost their home or are moving through the area. It also provides us with great shading in our parks and reserves.”

Event at a glance:

When: Sunday 30 July – 9am to 1pm.

Where: Carrawood Park in Carramar.

Bring: Gardening gloves.

Contact: Fairfield Council’s Natural Resources team on 9725 0222 to register attendance.

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