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dirtgirl talking to a group of children about biodiversity & the need for trees.

dirtgirl talking to a group of children about biodiversity & the need for trees.

Many Marrickville LGA locals are used to heading up to Sydney Park on National Tree Day, but this year the City of Sydney & Planet Ark are holding their event at Jubilee Park Glebe.

There are 2,000 native seedlings to be planted & the event will go ahead even if it is raining.

WHERE:        Jubilee Park Glebe, access via Northcote Road.  The site can also be accessed from the Jubilee Park light rail stop.  They ask that you register in arrival.

WHEN:          Sunday 31st July 2016.

TIME:             10am to 1pm.

BRING:          Wear suitable clothing.

PROVIDED: Gloves, tools, equipment for planting, watering cans / buckets, drinking water, snacks, refreshments & a barbeque.

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:       Yes

ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED: Yes

ACTIVITIES: 

  • Special appearances & photo opportunities with children’s TV sensation, dirtgirl.
  • Kids activities – native animals, nature crafts, face painting & kids yoga.
  • Take-away plantable ice-cream cone.
  • Sausage sizzle or vegie pattie for participants.
  • Have a slice of our 21st birthday cake.
  • Edible garden patch.
  • Urban Ecology & City Farm information.
  • Indigenous performance artists the ‘Yamma Boys.’
  • Plus, there will ice cream & coffee available to purchase from Serendipity Ice Cream Van & the Nomadic Coffee Trike.

There will be three National Tree Day events across the Inner West LGA at Marrickville, Lilyfield & Ashfield/Haberfield.  For more information see – http://wp.me/pyn6B-2oC

For further information & other National Tree Day sites across Sydney & NSW see – http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/search.cfm

National Tree Day at Sydney Park 2015

National Tree Day at Sydney Park 2015

National Tree Day is happening next Sunday 31st July 2016.

The Inner West Council has three planting sites – Steel Park Marrickville, Leichhardt Park Lilyfield & the corner of Marion Street & Hawthorne Parade Haberfield.

MARRICKVILLE: 

Planting local natives on the banks of Cooks River.  There is also a free tree give-away for residents.  For information about getting your free native tree see – http://bit.ly/29Awjyp

WHERE:        Steel Park Marrickville South – near the exercise equipment.

WHEN:          Sunday 31st July 2016.

TIME:             10am to noon.

BRING:          Wear suitable clothing.

PROVIDED: Gloves, tools, equipment for planting, watering cans / buckets, drinking water & refreshments.

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:       Yes

ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED:   Yes

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LILYFIELD: 

Aiming to provide habitat for native fauna & beautify Leichhardt Park.

WHERE:        Leichhardt Park Lilyfield.  From the park entrance at the bottom of Glover Street, walk west for 200-metres along the Bay Run pathway.

WHEN:          Sunday 31st July 2016.

TIME:             9:30am to noon.

BRING:         Wear suitable clothing.

PROVIDED: Gloves, tools, equipment for planting, watering cans / buckets, drinking water, refreshments & a barbeque.

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:       Yes

ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED: Yes

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ASHFIELD/HABERFIELD: 

Remove the African fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) & replace with local native species.

WHERE:        116 Hawthorne Parade, corner of Marion Street & Hawthorne parade Haberfield. “This site is an uneven site along the side of Hawthorne parade. Please take special care in regards to traffic. The eastern side of the site is within a park along a pedestrian footpath which would be much safer. Please approach the site from the reserve side.”

WHEN:          Sunday 31st July 2016.

TIME:             9am to noon.

BRING:          Wear suitable clothing.

PROVIDED: Gloves, Tools, equipment for planting, drinking water & refreshments.

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:       Yes.

ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED:   Yes.

For further information & the locations of other National Tree Day sites across Sydney & NSW see – http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/search.cfm

Illawarra Flame tree - just one of the free trees available.

Illawarra Flame tree in flower – just one of the free tree species available.

Great news & a first for ex-Marrickville Council, now the Inner West Council.

On National Tree Day, Sunday 31st July 2016, Council will be giving away free trees so that we can be a part of increasing our urban forest canopy & all the associated benefits trees bring to both the community & the wildlife.

Unfortunately, Council does not say how many trees will be in the giveaway, so if you want one, I recommend getting there earlier rather than later.

Tree species available are –

  • Sydney Red Gum/ Smooth Barked Apple (Angophora crostata)
  • Coast Banksia (Banksia integrifolia)
  • Old Man Banksia (Banksia serrata)
  • Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminallis cv)
  • Black Tea-Tree (Melaleuca bracteata)
  • Lemon-scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)
  • Riberry (Syzygium leuhmannii)

Information about these trees can be found in Council’s pdf document, which includes photos – http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/Global/Environment/In%20your%20community/Tree%20management/treegiveaway/treespecies.pdf

Council staff will be available to talk about the trees available to help you decide which species is best for your property & provide planting & caring advice.

WHEN:  National Tree Day – Sunday 31st July 2016.

WHERE:  The car park at the back of the Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre in Steel Park Marrickville South.  Council says, “The trees will be advanced sized stock (25 litre bags/300mm pots), so please make sure you can accommodate this size tree when picking it up.”

TIME: 10am – 1pm.

IMPORTANT:  There is a limit of one tree per household. You will need to provide proof of your address in the form of a Council rates notice or Drivers Licence.

For more information see – http://bit.ly/29FWQiS

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