Help plant seedlings in Corlette on National Tree Day

READY: Jane and Bob Kerswell with Shirley Harvey, coordinator of Corlette Parks, Reserves and Landcare Group's National Tree Day planting event, near Ketch Bridge in Corlette. Picture: Supplied
READY: Jane and Bob Kerswell with Shirley Harvey, coordinator of Corlette Parks, Reserves and Landcare Group's National Tree Day planting event, near Ketch Bridge in Corlette. Picture: Supplied

Corlette Parks, Reserves and Landcare Group is calling on the community to join them for National Tree Day at the end of July.

The group has held a National Tree Day event since 2013. This year the group aims to plant 200 seedlings, sourced from Ngioka Horticultural Centre, near Ketch Bridge in Corlette.

“We have chosen this location as it is important as a small bird habitat,” the group’s membership officer, Barbara Stack, said.

“We are aiming to regenerate the area and provide habitat for small birds.

“This is a chance for the community to join our local gardening group and take part in a conservation project together with a chance to learn about native flora and fauna and meet your local community.”

The Ketch Bridge area is part of the wildlife corridor between Kingfisher and Lorikeet reserves.

Planting will be held between 10am and 2pm on Sunday, July 30 at Ketch Close bridge, Ketch Close in Corlette (the nearest cross street is Yawl Close).  

Pre-registration is not required. Just show up on the day. Tools and equipment for planting will be provided, as will refreshments. Participants just need to wear solid shoes. A hat and sunscreen is recommended.