Roll up your sleeves for National Tree Day

Community members are being asked to roll up their sleeves and pick up watering cans on Sunday 29 July in an effort to plant 300 native trees for National Tree Day.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin encouraged residents of all ages to get involved in the Planet Ark initiative.

“National Tree Day is a great opportunity for our community, Lower Burdekin Landcare Association and Council to work together in making real improvements to our environment,” she said.

“Volunteers who come along on Sunday will be treated to a free barbecue and free drinks,” Cr McLaughlin.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event.

Since its inception in 1996, more than 4 million people have planted 24 million trees.

The 2018 Burdekin National Tree Day event will run from 9am to 11am at Burdekin Landcare’s proposed new centre at the corner of Cox Street and International Road, Ayr.

Volunteers will receive gloves, tools and the equipment needed to plant the trees.

Participants will need a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and it is recommended people also wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants for protection.

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