one of the tags hung from trees in Sydney Park on National Tree Day 2014

one of the tags hung from trees in Sydney Park on National Tree Day 2014

This Sunday 26th July is National Tree Day. There are two events happening locally.

Marrickville Council is holding an event in Tempe Recreation Reserve from 10am to 1pm. Volunteers will be planting local native trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns & groundcovers.

From Council’s website – “The revegetated area of the reserve will connect into existing native vegetation providing food and shelter for birds, microbats, insects and reptiles.”

Refreshments, snacks, gloves & trowels will be provided.  Signs will direct you to the planting site. Parking is available at the old Jet’s Sports Club car park, which is close to the event site.

WHERE: Tempe Recreation Reserve

TIME: 10am to 1pm.

The City of Sydney is once again planting in Sydney Park. The community can participate in the planting of 6,000 native seedlings to plant an endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub forest.   There will be educational activities, as well as a sausage/veggie sizzle.

WHERE: Sydney Park via Barwon Park Road near Campbell Road

TIME:  10am – 1pm.

From the City of Sydney’s website – The City is committed to increasing our urban canopy up to 50% by 2030. We have planted over 9,500 trees since 2005 and there are around 42,000 trees in our streets and parks across the local area.  Trees make our streets more beautiful, improve air quality and provide habitat for native birds and other wildlife. Increasing the canopy cover will improve the livability of our city by cooling and filtering the air and shading our houses and streets in summer.”

National Tree Day provides an opportunity for the community to get involved in greening an area & improving biodiversity for wildlife & for the future.  The events are fun.  Wear appropriate clothing & covered shoes.