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Environment and sustainability

National Tree Day

Mitchell Shire Council has supported National Tree Day since 2001, planting over 93,000 native grasses, shrubs and trees on Council owned land and local schools.

Connecting with nature is great for improving the local environment and good for you. Plants contribute to fresh air, shade and shelter. There is a direct link between the health benefits of increased tree canopy cover in urban areas and people.

National Tree Day 2022

As part of the Mitchell 2050 Community Vision our community identified maintaining a rich ecological system as a key theme. To help achieve this, Council is running a community planting day at Kilmore Creek on Sunday 31 July, from 10 am to 12 pm, near the Bourke Street Bridge.

The activity will include revegetation using indigenous grasses, groundcovers, shrubs and trees to enhance habitat values, including habitat for the platypus and rakali found in the waterway. The native plants will also replace the recently removed weed tree species on this stretch of the waterway. Works are following the Kilmore Creek Landscape Masterplan.

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

More planting sites

Our local community groups have also registered National Tree Day events, including:

  • Dabyminga Landcare Group Reedy Creek planting day
  • Seymour Urban Landcare Whiteheads Creek planting event

Visit National Tree Day for more information on all planting sites.

Events

There are no events planned for now

This page was last updated on 11 July 2022.