National Tree Day

Congratulations and thanks to the 90 people who attended Kingborough’s National Tree Day planting at Kettering this year on Sunday 31 July.

1200 locally native plants were added to the local landscape, enriching habitat and an important wildlife corridor.

This area is also important habitat for our Swift Parrot as the site is next to a stand of Black Gums behind the fire station on Saddle Road.

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt, said National Tree Day was always such a great community event.

“The theme of National Tree Day this year is ‘Connection’ and is all about the importance of connecting to nature and supporting our beautiful natural environment now and into the future, Cr Wriedt said.

“The band of trees and plants connects the habitats and will build on the existent wildlife corridor to provide food and shelter for the local wildlife to move around safely.

“Everyone involved was also provided with a free BBQ and hot drinks to keep their energy up on the day.

Bronwyn Crean from Blackmans Bay Scouts said National Tree Day is always a great community event.

“We’ve been involved for twenty years with the Council and the Community and it is always such a great event.”

“I would like to thank the Kingborough Lions Club, who hosted a BBQ lunch and to Alison Overeem for the lovely Welcome to Country as well as the Blackmans Bay Scouts for assistance with demonstrations,” Cr Wriedt said.