Plants making smiles!

It’s been smiles all round over the past few weeks as the sun shone down for Council’s planting events at schools and Landcare sites in recognition of National Tree Day.

National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature-care event where thousands of people across the country connect with nature and each other. Council’s environment team helped organise a number of events in the local community.

Broulee Public School planted 120 native grasses and shrubs in their school to provide habitat for lizards and birds, while cross the road at St Peters Anglican College, all the primary students happily got their hands dirty planting over 160 native shrubs and grasses to attract native animals to their school.

Down south, Narooma Public School students also participated in a National Tree Day planting to further encourage native wildlife in their school grounds.

Bunnings Batemans Bay assisted by providing gloves and digging tools to help the students get the plants in the ground.

Landcare groups across the Eurobodalla worked in their local community to celebrate the day, enthusiastically improving the local environment by spending hours planting in reserves to increase habitat for native wildlife.

The annual Plant Swap held at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden on Sunday 30 July attracted more than 100 residents who came along with environmental weeds from their gardens. The weeds were happily exchanged for new native plants. Council staff provided planting advice and hot tips on the latest weed control techniques to help residents get on top of their weed problems.

Replacing weeds with native plants helps to reduce opportunities for weeds to re-establish. The natives also provide valuable wildlife habitat in local backyards and plenty of pretty spring and summer flowers.

If you would like more information about Council’s free bush-friendly garden program please contact Courtney Fink-Downes at Council on 4474 7493.

Above: Kindergarten students Jasmyn and Harper from Broulee Public School celebrate National Tree Day in the best possible way. Media Release

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