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Tree day branches out

A large contingent of school, business and community volunteers will come together to mark National Tree Day in Wodonga on Thursday, July 27.

Organised by the Clyde Cameron Reserve Group, the tree planting will be supported by Wodonga Council, Jacob Toyota and about 20 students from Catholic College Wodonga.

Up to 500 native trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted at the Pearce St end of Clyde Cameron Reserve, replacing woody weeds which have been removed from the area.

This will increase biodiversity, provide habitat for local wildlife and beautify the reserve.

Members of the public are encouraged to come along to reconnect with nature and do something positive for the local community and environment.

Last year almost 310,000 people took part in National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day at more than 3500 sites across the country.

More than 1.1 million native trees, shrubs, grasses and edibles found a new home and helped to green otherwise grey areas.

This year marks the 22nd year of the Planet Ark campaign which has become Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event.

Anyone wishing to join in the tree planting should wear suitable footwear (no sandals or open-toe shoes), a hat and gardening gloves.

The event will run from 11am to 1pm, followed by a barbecue and refreshments.


Last updated: 27-07-2017

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