Planet Ark's National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day provide all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature.
National Tree Day
National Tree Day will be held at Cudgegong River, at the end of the Glen Willow walking track loop on Sunday 30th July 2017 from 10-12.
For those who can't walk down the path you can drive through paddock (enter via track next to the dog off leash park).
Council will have vouchers for 20 free trees to the first 20 people to arrive on the day.
We will have a free sausage sizzle provided by the Lions Club.
Please wear boots and a hat and bring along any tools you might have (there will be tools available for those who don’t have any).
Here is a link to the site details http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10015609
Community Tree Plantings
If you would like us to help facilitate a neighbourhood tree planting day at any time during the year on private or Council owned land, contact Council’s Environment Department. We will send you a form to collect the names and addresses of interested neighbours (a minimum of five people is required for a community planting to go ahead). We will then ask you and your neighbours to select a tree species from a shortlist provided by Council..
What is the benefit of planting trees?
Planting windbreaks can be a great addition to any property. They can help prevent soil erosion, protect crops from wind damage, provide shelter for livestock, increase biodiversity and reduce evaporation from dams. Furthermore planting trees along waterways is particularly valuable as wildlife habitat. Riparian strips have other important benefits such as protecting the waterways from excessive sediment and nutrients, and protecting the banks from erosion. Vegetation acts as a filter, trapping sediments and reducing pollution of the water from sprays and fertilizers.
If you live in town, planting trees happens to be a smart economic decision. Trees increase property values and can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs if placed carefully. They also help to reduce air pollution, improve soil and water quality, provide valuable habitat for local wildlife and shield living areas from noisy neighbours.
Mid-Western Regional Council is encouraging students to venture into the great outdoors and connect with nature! This event can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, engaging your students in a fun, hands on activity that can reinforce their environmental, maths, science and creative arts learning or simply contribute to creating beautiful school grounds. By planting trees in the school grounds students learn how to plant and care for the seedlings they grow.