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Community Planting for National Tree Day

Where
Sydney Park
Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria NSW 2015
When

Sunday 28 July from 10am to 12pm

We’re celebrating National Tree Day by planting underneath our trees. Understory is as crucial as canopy to make sure there is somewhere for animals to forage, to hide from predators, and to nest.

We’ll be planting 5000 native grasses, herbs and wildflowers. Our native insects often have associations with particular grasses, so by planting these we can support our bees and butterflies, improve pollination services and bring in food for little birds.

Sydney Park has seen a lot of different lives – from a forest of turpentine and ironbark trees, a kangaroo hunting ground, to brickmaking and municipal waste. Since becoming a regional park in 1991, the variety of plantings have made it now one of the most biodiverse places in the inner city.

If you want to help out at this free event you need to register – register now.

  • Planting site is near the Skate Park on Sydney Park Road, enter from the car park opposite Mitchell Road.

  • Planting will start at 10am and finish once everything is planted or by midday.

  • This is a family-friendly event and parents must supervise their children at all times.

  • We recommend using public transport as there’s limited parking in the area. Please wear enclosed shoes and dress sun safe. We recommend trousers, hats and long sleeves.

  • Bring your own water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. Fruit and water will be available.

  • For the everyone’s safety, this event may be postponed or cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

Contact event organiser

City of Sydney

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