Thursday 26 July, 2012
More than 1200 native trees, shrubs and grasses will be added to the local environment through National Tree Day activities tomorrow and Sunday.
Nineteen schools will take part in Schools Tree Day on Friday 27 July while the wider community will join National Tree Day on Sunday 29 July.
In the past two weeks several additional groups and schools wanting to take part in the events have registered with Tamworth Regional Council.
Tamworth Regional Council Parks and Horticulture Manager, Brian Sheedy, said Council is coordinating local activities, supplying plants, stakes, mulch and advice. It supplies 30 tree plants, tree guards and bamboo stakes.
'We encourage residents to join the community groups on Sunday morning and help with the planting,' he said. 'Grab your hat, gardening gloves and a drink and head to one of the community planting events.'
National Tree Day events will be at Loomberah Hall at Loomberah, Kingswood Park at Kingswood, Warrah Park and Village Park at Calala, Altona Park in Begonia St, South Tamworth and the Peel River Levee band cycle path at the corner of Darling Street and Kable Avenue, Tamworth from 9am- 11am this Sunday.
Kootingal Community Development Committee will do their planting in Garden Street late in August, when frosts are less likely.
About 100 volunteers from community groups at Loomberah, Kingswood, Kootingal and Tamworth will be among more than 312,000 people at 3500 sites across Australia joining the national event on Sunday, 29 July.
National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia's biggest community treeplanting and nature care event. National Tree Day was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John and Planet Ark in 1996 and since then more than 2 million volunteers have planted over 15 million native trees and shrubs.