Looking At Landcare (28/7/2022) – National Tree Day Events at Forbes & Parkes

Hi Landcarer’s

Join us for National Tree Day events in Forbes and Parkes this weekend!

“National Tree Day is such a great opportunity for residents to connect with both nature and the Forbes and Parkes communities, do something for your local environment and experience the many benefits of spending time outdoors,” said Central West Lachlan Landcare Chairperson Margot Jolly.

“Over 26 million trees have been planted by Australian volunteers since 1996 as part of the program and we are excited to support the goal of getting another million in the ground this year.”

“Australians understand they can make a personal difference through positive environmental action and National Tree Day provides a fantastic opportunity for them to do just that,” said Planet Ark co-CEO Rebecca Gilling.

“There are clear benefits to spending time in nature and by planting a tree you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife, and make your community a better place to live.”

Residents can register to volunteer at the event via the National Tree Day website or via out Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) website or social media.

National Tree Day is an initiative organised by Planet Ark in partnership with major sponsor Toyota Australia and its Dealer Network. We thank Parkes and Forbes Toyota for their ongoing support.

Bunnings are providing BBQ vouchers for our Forbes event for each of our volunteers and we will be breaking out the BBQ for our Parkes event.

The Forbes National Tree Day planting will be held on the corner of the Newell Highway and Corriedale Street (across from the southern access to Bunnings), kicking off at 10am on Saturday, 30 June. Parking is available on the northern end of the street at the bend in the road. This planting will compliment existing plantings in the area. We thank Forbes Shire Council for their support in preparing the site and maintenance of the site.

Parkes National Tree Day will be held at Akuna Road (off Eugowra Road), near previous plantings. This time we will be working in an area next to the Sewerage Treatment Plan (STP). Just follow the signs on the day. We will be planting additional corridors to compliment the existing Fuzzy Box Woodlands. We value the ongoing partnership from Parkes Shire Council and look forward to delivering this day in partnership.

For further information on this article, please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, twitter, facebook or Instagram @cwllandcare or contact Marg Applebee on 0418 611 053.