National Tree Day Planting Party on Mt Majura

National Tree Day 2014 is growing closer and preparations for a planting spectacular on Mount Majura are in full swing.

Join the fun on Sunday 27 July and help improve the bush on your doorsteps.

Come and celebrate National Tree Day 2014 with a planting party in the Mount Majura nature park. Join Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Municipal and Territory Services for a fun demonstration on How to plant and then get your hands dirty and plant local trees, shrubs and flowers. Bring your mum and dad and friends and make the event a real community planting party.

This year’s event will be the third stage of a community re-vegetation project that started in Winter 2012 in the nature park behind The Fair in North Watson. We aim to replace weeds with local native plants, provide habitat for little woodland birds and improve the overall condition of the degraded endangered grassy woodland in the area.

National Tree Day is a wonderful opportunity for new and old neighbours of Mt Majura to work together, get to know each other and promote the joys of our local bush environment.

When: Sunday 27 July 2014, from 1.00pm to 3.30pm
Volunteer registration opens at 12.45pm
Come early for a fun demonstration on How to plant with Shane Rattenbury, MLA, Minister for TAMS.

Mount Majura nature park behind (east of) The Fair in North Watson. Access intersection Tay and Ian Nicol Sts, The Fair or via nature park entrance Antill Street opposite Carotel for a 5-minutes walk to the planting site; click on this map to view the planting area and access points.

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; 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 run by the Majura Mountain Scouts.

Enquiries: e-mail, phone 62477517

Contact number on the day: 0435 357 172

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 Planet Ark Friends of Mt Majura Site.

Check out the species that we will plant: click on List of plants

View last year’s National Tree Day: report and photos

Click the little pamphlet How to plant

National Tree Day Media Release


Thank you for support. Friends of Mt Majura  gratefully acknowledge support from ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Majura Mountain Scouts, North Canberra Community Council, Hackett Community Association, Conservation Council ACT Region, Greening Australia, and Village Building Company.

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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