Reconnect with nature on National Tree Day: Issued 27 July 2012
MEDIA RELEASE: 27 July 2012
The City of Casey is encouraging residents to reconnect with nature and embrace their inner ‘tree hugger’ on National Tree Day, Sunday 29 July 2012.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said National Tree Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness and encourage residents to take care of Casey’s natural environment.
‘Residents can get involved in National Tree Day and contribute to Casey’s tree population by rolling up their sleeves and planting a tree on the day.
‘Casey is home to over 130,000 trees in streets and other open spaces, including a diverse range of tree species such as Chinese Elm, Oak, Ornamental Pear, Bottlebrush and Eucalypt trees.
‘One of Casey’s significant indigenous tree species is the River Red Gum, a tree that can live for up to 400 years and is home to local fauna and birdlife.
‘It is our responsibility to ensure these trees and the surrounding natural environment are here for future generations to enjoy.
‘Council is supporting the Friends of Frog Hollow and Friends of Eumemmerring Creek to host a tree planting event on the day, as part of ongoing re-vegetation work at Brian J Carroll Reserve in Hallam.
‘Everyone and anyone can join in and all tools and equipment for planting are supplied. The Lions Club will also provide a free Community BBQ lunch for all volunteers’.
Sunday 29 July 2012
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Brian J Carroll Reserve, Hallam
FREE all equipment and BBQ lunch supplied
All interested volunteers must RSVP.
Visit the National Tree Day website: Friends of Frog Hollow Tree Day Site Details or phone Stephen Hallett on 0419 104 124.
To learn more about trees in Casey and how you can help green the environment visit www.casey.vic.gov.au/environment or phone 9705 5200.