NATIONAL TREE DAY – HUMULA, WAGGA, TARCUTTA
2000 SEEDLINGS PLANTED
FRIDAY 29 AND SATURDAY 30 JULY
PURPOSE: promote planting and caring for native trees and plants
PLANTING FOR GENERATIONS
3 Fantastic Landcare events were held over two days in July for National Tree Day. Humula Public School and Tarcutta Public School had a great day of fun, laughter and most importantly – planting of native trees, shrubs and grasses. There were kids running everywhere, shovels lifted, dirt being flung, weeds being pulled, gloves taken off and with muddy hands and knees, trees being safetly planted into the ground.
After the hard yakka was done and the kids were sufficiently muddy from head to toe, both schools treated the kids to a video – the “Champions of Change – Farmers and their paddock trees”. The video provided information on the importance of paddock trees in our landscape and how they can be protected. It is worth a watch!
The following day, on east Bomen Road, families all pitched in to plant natives in what was a former grazing site. The natives planted will soon form a nature corridor between paddocks and improve biodiversity. It was a great day out for families and friends.
Over the three events, more than 2000 seedlings were planted. What an achievement! It was a wonderful opportunity to get kids into nature and instill a love for the great outdoors, as well as teach them the importance of environmental stewardship and taking care of the planet. Can’t wait to see these sites in a few years!
Feedback from attendees:
“I can’t wait to see my tree fully grown”
“It’s linking areas of vegetation so that birds and mammals can move safely through the site”
“It has been a great day out with my kids”
Blog post by Mid-Murrumbidgee Local Landcare Coordinator Maddy Gorham