National Tree Day 2017 Planting on Mount Majura

The joy of planting together (S. Bittinger)

Join the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) to celebrate National Tree Day 2017 on Sunday 30 July and help with the planting of local trees, shrubs and flowering ground-cover plants. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an afternoon of fun out in the bush.

Planting veteran Shane Rattenbury, MLA will be kicking off the event at 1pm with a demonstration on how to plant a tree.

This will be FoMM’s 5th National Tree Day community planting in the nature park behind (east of) “The Fair” and the 10th consecutive mass planting of trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the Mount Majura nature reserve on a National Tree Day.

The planting holes will be dug prior to the event and water delivered so all we need are volunteers to help with planting, watering and mulching the seedlings.

Shane Rattenbury will kick off the event with a demonstration on how to plant a tree (L. Barnsley)

When: Sunday 30 July 2017, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm; volunteer registration opens at 12.45pm;
Please come early for a demonstration on “How to plant”.
Where: Mount Majura nature reserve behind (east of) The Fair in North Watson; click on this map to view the planting area and volunteer registration point;

Warm up drinks and Timtams will be provided.
Access: park entrance intersection Tay St and Ian Nicol St close to the volunteer registration point or via nature park entrance Antill St roughly opposite Carotel for a 5-10 minutes walk to the planting site.
Car parking: along Antill Street opposite the nature park entrance; limited car parking space at The Fair and along Aspinall Street / Solstice.
What to wear: Garden gloves, appropriate clothing and foot wear, wrap up warmly.
What to bring: Bucket, trowel or small mattock if you have one.

Important: Please label your items with your phone number so that we can reunite any left-behinds with the owner.

What we will plant: List of species with photos

Enquiries: e-mail, phone 6247 7515

Contact number during event: 0435 357 172

Promote National Tree Day 2017 on Mount Majura: download this poster

Media Release

Click on this little pamphlet How to plant: 10 steps to help your seedling survive

A big thank you to the Molonglo Catchment Group  for providing funds from the 2017 Small Grants Program for FoMM to purchase tube stock from Greening Australia and equipment for this planting event!

National Tree Day 2016 planting at The Fair (S. Bittinger); see photographs of the 2016 planting spectacle here

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.

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