National Tree Day 2017
Published on 24 July 2017
Maribyrnong City Council is hosting a tree planting event at Cranwell Park in Braybrook this coming National Tree Day, Sunday 30 July.
The event is open to Friends of Maribyrnong Valley and anyone else who is happy to help in the planting. It will include a free BBQ, coffee, face painting for children and a wildlife show.
National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event and our planting day aims to increase habitat for native local and migratory animal and bird species by planting 1000 new trees and shrubs. Trees that are planted will help to fill gaps in vegetation across the region, allowing native species to flourish and migrate.
The planting activity will support our commitment to the Greening the West of Melbourne (1 million trees) project. As part of this project, we have committed to planting 14500 trees along the river corridor in Braybrook, Maribyrnong, Maidstone, Yarraville and Footscray.
Maribyrnong City Council is encouraging volunteers to RSVP via The National Tree Day website http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10014730
National Tree Day event details:
Date: 30 July, 2017
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Location: Cranwell Park, off Cranwell Street in Braybrook
A word from the Mayor
‘As our population increases so does the importance of urban tree planting which acts as a buffer against pollution, heat and pressure on the environment. Green spaces also give us an opportunity to connect with each other and with nature which is essential for our mental and physical wellbeing.”
“We are glad to be working alongside the other western municipalities to maximise green spaces in the west and to improve the quality of those spaces. Animals and birds are part of that eco system and we hope that planting more trees and shrubs along the Maribyrnong River sees native birds and animals thrive.”