Join the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) to celebrate National Tree Day 2010 with the planting of local shrubs and trees in the Mount Majura nature reserve. Boost the feel-good factor and community spirit and help promote the bush environment. Bring your mum and dad, friends, neighbours and colleagues and make the event a real community planting party.
When: Sunday 1 August 2010, from 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Majura paddock behind Rivett and French Streets adjacent to the Hackett reservoir; click this map to view the meeting point
Car parking: Nature park entrance Antill Street or Helms Place off Rivett Street.
What to wear: Sun protection, appropriate clothing and foot wear, garden gloves
What to bring: garden gloves, bucket, trowel or mattock if you have one; please write your phone number on the items so that we can reunite any item left behind with the owner.
Enquiries: Friends of Mt Majura coordinator at ph 6247 7515 or e-mail admin @majura.org
Help promoting the event with this poster.
List of species: click here
At the event rangers of ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands will provide warm up drinks, and a crew of planting buddies will help novice planters and do their best to keep everyone busy.
Become a Planting Buddy: Ideally you would have experience with planting in the field – but this is not a must; you would arrive an hour before the event starts for instructions and a refresher on how to plant. Your task will be to help and direct participants to ensure the plantings are done at a high standard. This scheme worked well in the past years – most of the seedlings planted in 2008 and 2009 are thriving. Please contact the FoMM coordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 6247 7515 if you can become a planting buddy.
We gratefully acknowledge the support from the North Canberra Community Council, the Molonglo Catchment Group, Greening Australia, ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands and the Hackett Community Association.
National Tree Day is held annually by Planet Ark which runs the Australian wide project to encourage mass tree plantings and to communicate the merit of trees.