Plant a tree on Arbour Day

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Plant a tree on Arbour Day

To mark Arbour Day 2020 and to commemorate City of Mitcham’s Tree City of the World status, City of Mitcham will host a ‘virtual tree planting’ on the first day of spring.

We invite residents to tune in to our Facebook page at 11am on Tuesday 1 September to learn tips on how to prepare, plant and care for a new tree.

We’ll plant a Blackwood wattle (Acacia melanoxylon) at Mitcham Reserve to commemorate the day, which coincides with national Wattle Day.

As part of the day, Council will give away 500 trees across the City including to local schools to encourage the community to expand Mitcham’s tree canopy and raise awareness of the importance of planting native trees.

Species include Bottlebrush hakea, Gungurru, Red flowered mallee, Book-leaf  mallee, Golden stalk banksia and Weeping pittosporum.

City of Mitcham Mayor Dr Heather Holmes-Ross said by planting trees, residents were helping to provide food, shelter and protection for native wildlife.

“The species have been selected as being hardy and attractive,” she said. “This is a fantastic initiative by Council. I encourage everyone in our area to plant a tree and celebrate spring with us.”

To register your interest, please email by Monday 17 August with your name, phone number and address. We will draw winners at random and notify them by return email by Friday 21 August.