Help us plant 5000 trees

12 July 2016

More than 5000 trees and shrubs will be planted in Albury, Glenroy, Thurgoona and Splitters Creek as part of National Tree Day celebrations this month and we’re calling on residents to help plant them.

The whole community is invited to a planting day, free barbecue and children’s activities this Sunday (17 July) 10am to 1pm at the reserve area between Burrows Road and Chenery Street, Glenroy.

About 240 trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted at this event, which will be held by consultant Spiire in conjunction with AlburyCity.

Spiire Senior Associate and Landscape Architect Simon Eakin said: “This event is about providing the community with an opportunity to be part of creating a sustainable and better future for Albury.”

The community is invited to further plantings on Sunday 31 July:

  • Parklands at Padman Park, Kremur Street, Albury, 10am-12pm, barbecue and planting of about 500 trees, shrubs and grasses
  • Splitters Creek Landcare group planting at Barwonga Drive, 9am-1pm, barbecue and planting of 160 shrubs, grasses and mulching garden beds
  • Thurgoona Woolshed Landcare planting at Ernest Grant Park, Bogong Street, 10am-1pm, barbecue and planting 1120 trees, shrubs and grasses

Mayor Henk van de Ven and Deputy Mayor David Thurley will plant trees and both urged the community to get involved and attend tree planting events.

“Come along and get your hands dirty and know you’re doing something good for the environment, for your community and for our city,” Cr van de Ven said.

The Mayor will also help students from Albury High, Kandeer School and East Lavington and Wewak Street primary schools to plant 3100 trees.

All trees and shrubs supplied by AlburyCity and about 16,500 trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted this year as part of plantings with community days, groups and schools.

National Tree Day is supported by Planet Ark and over the past 20 years more than 22 million trees have been planted.