Up to 600 trees to be planted at Juru Walk

Juru Walk at Plantation Park, Ayr, will be this year’s target for the Burdekin’s National Tree Planting Day on Sunday, July 26.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said this year’s event would see up to 600 trees planted at the site.

“This area of Plantation Creek is a great little patch of original vegetation and it’s up to all of us to look after it,” he said

“Our friends at Lower Burdekin Landcare Association will supply all the plants for the day.

“All the volunteers on the day will get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle/barbecue and soft drinks.”

Cr Lowis said volunteers also would receive gloves, tools and the equipment needed to plant the trees as well as watering cans, buckets and drinking water.

“Participants will need to bring covered shoes, a hat and a water bottle and it is recommended people also wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants for protection,” he said.

“Council also will have sunscreen and mosquito repellent available.

“We’re inviting all residents to come along, have a bit of fun and get their hands dirty by doing something good for the environment.”

Burdekin Shire Council has joined with Lower Burdekin Landcare, NQ Dry Tropics, Don West Toyota, Greening Australia and Planet Ark to host the event.

The National Tree Planting Day event will run from 9am to 11.30am at Plantation Park’s Juru Walk on Sunday, July 26.

 

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