18 July 2017
National Tree Day is on Sunday 30th July. It’s a great opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community, reconnect with nature and contribute to some exciting projects.
Check out these local events happening across the region.For more events visit treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/ or contact your local council or environmental organisation.
Brimbank City Council
Sunday 30th July, 10am-3pm, Sydenham Park, Keilor
Help Brimbank Council and the Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley plant 3000 trees and create habitat along the valley as a corridor for animals to move through the landscape.
City of Casey
Sunday 30th July, 10am-12pm, 299 Hessell Road, Harkaway
The second annual ‘Plant Your Roots’ community event aims to plant 12,000 indigenous plants while celebrating the City of Casey’s diverse natural environment and community.
City of Frankston
Sunday 30th July, 10am-12pm, Location: Seaford Wetlands, Old Wells Road (just north of Bennett Court)
Come and join Frankston City Council and other community members to restore woodland habitat adjacent to their very own RAMSAR-listed Seaford Wetlands
City of Greater Dandenong
Saturday 29th July, Coomoora Woodland, Keysborough
Sunday 30th July, 10am-1pm, Falkiner Reserve, Dandenong North
Saturday 19th August, 10am-1pm, Tirhatuan Park, Dandenong North
Plant indigenous seedlings to green local parks and reserves and support local wildlife. The plantings completed at Tirhatuan Park are part of the ‘Transforming the Dandenong Creek corridor into a world class living link’ project, funded by the Victorian Government through the Our Catchments, Our Communities initiative.
City of Monash
Sunday 30 July, 10am-1pm, Fairway Reserve, Mount Waverly
The City of Monash and the Friends of Scotchman’s creek and Valley Reserve have teamed up to improve this important wildlife corridor.
Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands
Sunday 30th July, 10am-3pm, Nortons Park, Vermont South
The group will be planting a full ecosystem in a now ‘ grass and trees’ site to replace the plants lost in a bushfire a decade ago.
Friends of Korotoit Creek
Sunday 30th July, 10am-2pm, Urban Forest West/Hosken Reserve, Blackshaws Road, Altona North
At this event 2300 indigenous trees and shrubs will be planted along the creek. The community will also celebrate the opening of the $2.5 million shared path and artwork trail, a legacy to the local community courtesy of Toyota Australia, City of Hobsons Bay and the State Government.
Knox City Council
Sunday 30th July 2017, 10am-12pm, Ferny Creek Reserve – entrance via New Road or Ferndale Road, Upper Ferntree Gully (look for the flags)Enjoy a community planting day as well as a range of family-friendly activities including school performances, sausage sizzle, face painting and art workshops. Supported by Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge and Knox Environment Society.
Macclesfield Landcare Group
Sunday 30th July, 9:30am-4:30pm, Oxford Downs, 19 Oxford Downs Rd, Macclesfield
Contribute to the restoration of Helmeted Honeyeater habitat along the Woori Yallock Creek while enjoying a day of planting, food and great company along the stunning vista of the Woori Yallock Creek riparian zone, magnificently presented at the Oxford Downs site.
Maribyrnong City Council
Sunday 30th July, 10am-12pm, 56 Cranwell St, Braybrook
Plant native trees and shrubs to make homes for our local native wild life and be part of Greening the West of Melbourne 1 Million Trees project supports achievement of a vision of sustainable, liveable, healthy communities through urban and peri-urban greening.
Moonee Valley City Council
Sunday 30th July, 10am-12pm, Thompson Street Reserve, Avondale Heights
Help to to improve corridor linkages to increase biodiversity and provide habitat while getting your hands dirty, enjoying the surrounding environment and makingto make Moonee Valley a green and beautiful place to live.
Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network
Sunday 30th July, 10am-1pm, 368 Baldrys Road, Main Ridge
Contribute to the ‘Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink’ project by planting indigenous shrubs on one of the 25 private properties involved in this exciting project. This project is funded by the Victorian Government through the Our Catchments, Our Communities initiative.
Wyndham City Council
Sunday 30th July, 10am-12pm, McGrath Rd , Wyndham Vale
Presidents Park is important because a major open space hosting a variety of activities and used by all parts of the community for running, cycling walking, dog walking and events. Come along and beautify the park and provide shade for people using the paths.