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Council to celebrate 2011 National Tree Day with tree planting and native tree giveaway

Posted 20 July 2011 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom is calling on individuals, community groups and schools to roll up their sleeves and participate in a tree planting activity at Seaforth Avenue Reserve, Oatley.

“The annual event, now in its 15th year, has significant environmental benefits as well as helps beautify the City of Hurstville,” he said.

“Council will provide more than 500 trees and shrubs for planting, and Oatley Lions Club will hold a sausage sizzle just a short stroll from the planting site in appreciation of volunteers’ hard work.”

Emeritus Mayor, Cr Bill Pickering OAM said planting native trees and shrubs is a great way to make a positive contribution in the local community and over the years, residents have shown wonderful commitment to this great cause.

“Residents in the Hurstville local government area truly enjoy an abundance of exceptional natural bushland and recreational parks and reserves,” he said.

“I encourage community members to get involved and invest in our future environment on National Tree Day.”

2011 National Tree Day Tree Planting
Sunday, 31 July 2011
9.00am – 12.00am
Seaforth Avenue Reserve, Oatley
Contact: 9330 6462

Volunteers are encouraged to wear suitable clothing on the day and bring along gloves, enclosed footwear, hat, sunscreen, drinking water and useful tools.

Mayor Sansom said in addition to the tree planting event, Council will also host a free native tree giveaway for all residents at nearby Mortdale Memorial Park.

“The plants that residents will receive on the day have been grown locally from indigenous tree seeds collected around Hurstville City,” he said.

“To receive two free native trees, local residents simply need to present their rate notice on the day.”

Limited parking is available on Boundary Road, Oxford Street and Martin Place, Mortdale.

Arrangements can be made to deliver trees to elderly residents or people with physical disabilities.

2011 Native Tree Giveaway:
Sunday, 31 July 2011
9.00am – 3.00pm
Mortdale Memorial Park, Boundary Road, Mortdale
Contact: 9330 6466

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