Residents urged to ‘dig in’ to support National Tree Day

As part of National Tree Day, Redland City Council is encouraging residents to enhance the City’s environment by helping to plant 3000 native plants.

Council’s environment spokesperson Cr. Paul Gleeson said the event would not only strengthen the Redlands’ environment, but it would also provide a fun activity for residents to participate in.

“As Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event, Planet Ark’s National Tree Day aims to plant one million trees across Australia and encourages schools, community groups and individuals to actively care for our unique environment,” he said.

“Council is encouraging residents to connect with the community and get involved in this great event. It’s easy, fun and is only a small investment of time for great environmental, community and health benefits.”

Cr Gleeson said national tree day was part of Council’s broader Community Bushcare program, which planted 20,000 native plants last financial year.

“These events help support the Redlands’ environmental character and provide green space for the future of the community,” he said.

“All of us can help make a difference within our community by understanding the benefits of tree planting to address important environmental issues such as the loss of habitat for native wildlife, especially our vulnerable koala population, and climate change.”

Participants are asked to wear closed-in shoes, sun-protective clothing and bring their own drinking water. Council will provide all other requirements including plants, equipment, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.

After the planting, a free sausage sizzle will be on offer for all who participate, as well as certificates for children who help plant on the day.

Wildlife and environment displays and a lucky door prize draw will also add to the festivities of the morning.

Event details

Date: Sunday 28 July 2013
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Location: Robinson Park, Lilly Lane, Birkdale. On-street parking available UBD Ref. Map 184 G8

For more information contact Bushcare 3824 8611 or visit