Free trees for National Tree Day
Monday, 2 July 2018
To mark National Tree Day, Inner West Council will once again give away free trees to residents.
The tree giveaway is at Rozelle Bay Community Nursery on Sunday, 29 July, 10am-1pm.
The trees are in advanced containers and include small, medium and large size native species such as Banksia, Native Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Callistemon, and Lilly Pilly.
There is a limit of one tree per household, Inner West Council residents only.
Last year, Council gave away 300 trees, which will contribute to the Inner West's local biodiversity and urban canopy for years to come.
As well as the tree giveaway, Council is hosting community planting days:
- Sunday, 15 July, Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield, 10am-12noon
- Sunday, 29 July, Whites Creek Valley Park, Annandale, 10am-12noon
- Sunday, 5 August, Tempe Reserve, Tempe, 10am-12noon
Rozelle Bay Community Nursery is a five minute walk from the Whites Creek Valley Park planting site.
Whites Creek Valley Park is home to native wildlife such as Eastern Rosellas, Tawny Frogmouths, Common Ringtail Possums and Blue-tongued Lizards. Native fish, frogs and turtles can also be found in the adjacent wetlands.
Richard Murden Reserve is a Bushcare site which has also had recent installations of artificial hollows and habitat boxes which are used by microbats, possums and small mammals and several native bird species.
Tempe Reserve has been extensively remediated and ecologically restored, having been a shale quarry in the 1920s and a greyhound racing track in the 1970s. It is now a thriving wetland.
For more information and to register, go to National Tree Day.
Council will supply gloves, trowels and other tools. Bring your own water bottle and wear closed shoes and a hat.
For a print quality image of one of the planting sites or last tree giveaway, contact the Communication team.