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Residents are invited to join the City of Greater Bendigo in planting over 5,000 native trees and shrubs at the corner of Braedene Drive and the Calder Highway Maiden Gully between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Sunday July 29 to celebrate National Tree Day 2012.
City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Alec Sandner said the site has been chosen because it is a highly visible area that links to an important creek reserve in Maiden Gully.
“The tree planting has been organised by the City of Greater Bendigo with the assistance of the Maiden Gully Progress Association to provide an opportunity for families to get involved in National Tree Day activities.
“The planting will improve the natural values of this area for local wildlife and for the community’s enjoyment of our local bushland.
“I invite everyone to come along on the day and help plant some of the 5,000 native trees and shrubs we have for the area.
“There will also be children’s art activities on offer and the Maiden Gully Progress Association will provide a free barbecue for everyone who participates,” said Cr Sandner.
He said National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting event.
“More than 15 million native trees and shrubs have been planted throughout Australia since National Tree Day began. In 2012 National Tree Day will celebrate its seventeenth year and it has become a favorite annual event in Bendigo.
“Each year the City of Greater Bendigo partners with a local landcare or community group to help coordinate a planting on a community site and I would like to thank the Maiden Gully Progress Association for being our partners this year and for all the valuable work they do for their local community,” said Cr Sandner.
All participants are asked to wear suitable clothing and bring along gloves and a hand trowel if they have one. Participants are also asked to sign in at the registration desk adjacent to the planting area on arrival. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany and sign for them.
The entrance to the planting site is located off Braedene Drive. Parking is available at the entrance to the site. Further Information can be obtained by contacting Anthony Sheean on 5434 6374 or 0419762787.
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Updated: 9:07 AM, 16 July 2012
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