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Published Friday 15 July 2022
Tags:General, Media Release

Community planting day in Kilmore

Mitchell Shire Council is holding a community planting day in Kilmore to celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July.

Council has been supporting National Tree Day since 2001, planting more than 93,000 native grasses, shrubs and trees on Council land and at local schools

Nature was identified as a key theme in the Mitchell 2050 Community Vision, with the community setting a goal that “our natural reserves will be home to a rich ecological system supporting our important native flora and fauna.”

To assist in achieving this goal, Council is running a community planting day at the Kilmore Creek near the Bourke Street bridge on Sunday 31 July from 10am to noon.

The activity will include revegetation using indigenous grasses, groundcovers, shrubs and trees with the aim of enhancing habitat values, including habitat for the platypus and rakali found in the waterway.

The native plants will also replace the recently removed weed trees species in this stretch of the waterway.

All community members are welcome to join the planting day. Please bring suitable footwear and gloves. All participants will also receive a packet of Australian native wildflowers to take home.

Local community groups are leading the way and have also registered National Tree Day events, including the Dabyminga Landcare’s Reedy Creek planting day and Seymour Urban Landcare’s Whiteheads Creek planting event.

Mitchell Shire Libraries are also getting into the National Tree Day spirit, with nature themed rhyme time and story times at all libraries starting Monday 25 July, with participants also receiving a packet of native Australian wildflower seeds.

For more information about Council’s event, visit Council's event calendar.

For more information about National Tree Day and other planting events, visit the National Tree Day website.

Comments from Mitchell Shire Mayor

Connecting with nature is not only great for the improving the local environment but good for human health as well

Plants contribute to fresh air, shade and shelter. There is a direct link between increased tree canopy cover in urban areas and the health of people living in those areas.

I encourage everyone to find a National Tree Day event near them and help to improve their town for the plants, animals and people that call it home.

Cr Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 26 July 2022.