Join the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) and the Watson Woodland parkCare groups to celebrate National Tree Day 2012 with the planting of local trees, shrubs and flowering ground-cover plants in the Mount Majura nature park. Bring your mum and dad, friends, neighbours and colleagues and make the event a real community planting party.
This year we are planting in an area of the nature park behind the new residential development called “The Fair”. National Tree Day is a wonderful opportunity for new and old neighbours of Mount Majura to work together, get to know each other and promote the joys of our local bush environment. Holes are already being dug and water has been delivered so all will be in place on July 29th for an orgy of planting!
When: Sunday 29 July 2012, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Come early for a demonstration on how to plant delivered by Simon Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Shane Rattenbury of the Greens
Volunteer registration opens at 12.45pm
Where: Mount Majura nature park behind (east of) The Fair in North Watson. Use the park entrance on Antill Street opposite Carotel for a 5-minutes signposted walk to the planting site; there is limited access via The Fair residential site, click on this map to view the planting area and access.
Car parking: along Antill Street opposite the nature park entrance, limited car parking space 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; please label items with your phone number so that we can reunite any left-behinds with the owner.
Enjoy warm-up drinks, Timtams and a thank-you BBQ by the Majura Mountain Scouts.
Enquiries: e-mail email@example.com, phone 62477517
Contact number on the day: 0448 477 773
Promote the event: download this poster
Register your volunteering. Volunteers can register for the National Tree Day planting on Mount Majura; to register please click the Planet Ark Friends of Mt Majura Site.
Check out the species that we will plant: click on List of species (pdf)
View a report and photo gallery of the planting spectacle in 2011: click here
Click on this little pamphlet How to plant: 10 steps to help your seedling survive
National Tree Day 2012 on Mt Majura Media release
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.
- Make a lasting contribution to your community and the environment. Help to plant 500 trees, shrubs and ground cover plants on National Tree Day 2012
The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support and help from the North Canberra Community Council, Greening Australia, the Hackett Community Association, the Mount Majura Mountain Scouts, the Conservation Council ACT Region, the rangers of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and the *Village Building Company.*Village Building Company gave funds as part of an agreement with community groups to mitigate the impact of “The Fair” residential development on the natural values of Mount Majura nature park.