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Greening Whittlesea on National Tree Day

Greening Whittlesea on National Tree Day

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Set in the beautiful surrounds at Tambo Conservation Reserve in Whittlesea, the event will feature tree and shrub planting as well as interactive activities, marshmallow toasting and lots of information for you to learn more about the local biodiversity and waterways. 

The Snake Hunter will also be there, with a captivating snake and reptile display, where you can get up close and personal with a range of be animals.  

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said that the City of Whittlesea’s National Tree Day event is a wonderful opportunity for locals to get out in nature and help plant some extra greenery in our conservation reserve.  

“Together with Whittlesea Scouts and Whittlesea Landcare, this event is part of the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee project and will enhance the biodiversity within the reserve through which Bruce’s Creek and Plenty River run,” Lydia said.  

National Tree Day has been celebrated on the last weekend of July in Australia since 1996, with around 300,000 volunteers taking part in planting events each year.  

“We know trees play an important role in creating a sustainable environment for the future and help us combat the effects of climate change. We have planted over 1,000 trees over the last two months and events such as this help us continue to increase green cover across our municipality.” 

This free event will be held on Sunday 30 July, from 10am-2pm at Tambo Conservation Reserve in Whittlesea.  

A sausage sizzle and coffee van will also be available to keep you warm and energised on the day. We encourage those attending to bring a raincoat, sturdy footwear and a reusable cup (to help us reduce waste at the event), however we do ask that you please leave pets at home. 

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