Tree Day in Mudgee

Published on 20 July 2022


Mid-Western Regional Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to plant native trees and shrubs at Steel Drive, Spring Flat on Sunday, 31 July for National Tree Day.

More than 500 native trees and shrubs will be planted to attract native animals to the reserve area at the end of Steel Drive, Spring Flat.

Council’s Manager Environment Services, Waste and Recycling, Kylie Stewart said that planting trees promotes urban revival and will help satisfy Council’s Urban Stormwater Plan by improving water quality and minimising erosion.

“Planting trees slows runoff on hillsides or stream slopes and holds the soil in place minimising erosion,” Ms Stewart said.

“Trees also reduce runoff by acting like a sponge and soaking the water into the earth below the tree, recharging groundwater supplies and preventing stormwater from carrying pollutants downstream”.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 200,000 people take part in National Tree Day events at 3000 sites organised by councils, schools, businesses and communities across the country.

The Mid-Western Region National Tree Day event will take place at the reserve at the end of Steel Drive, Spring Flat from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, 31 July for National Tree Day.

Residents who participate are reminded to wear a hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes.

Gloves, tools and refreshments will be supplied.

A free barbeque lunch will be provided to volunteers. For more information visit Council’s Facebook page.