I went to Steel Park to have a look at the National Tree Day site & was pleased with what I saw. The Inner West Council started preparing this area by removing lawn around current garden areas around 2-3 months ago. Now the area has been enlarged into two very large garden beds, fully mulched & planted out with 8 new trees (if I remember correctly) & many small native grasses, shrubs & other plants.
The Inner West Council’s Facebook page said, “Over 80 volunteers helped plant 1,200 seedlings, plus we gave away about 300 free established trees.” Pretty fantastic.
It looks great & will be even better once the plants have grown & filled out the area. The beds will also help with biodiversity by providing food & habitat for wildlife. Aside from these benefits, beauty has also been added to the park & this is something I think should always be celebrated.
Humans respond well to beauty & beautiful green spaces have been shown to have enormous benefits on the working of our brain & our overall mental & physical health.