Help the local environment at Mandurah’s National Tree Day

Monday, 26 June 2017

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to join a nation-wide effort to restore the landscape and reconnect with nature at Mandurah’s National Tree Day event at Marlee Reserve on Sunday, July 30 from 9am until noon.

Marlee Reserve in Parklands is an important wetland area which hosts one of the few remaining tuart stands in WA and provides habitat for protected and endangered species including Black Cockatoos and Phascogales.

National Tree Day is one of the most important, environmentally focussed events on the City of Mandurah’s calendar, and the City hopes to encourage local residents and their families to do their part to help the environment.

Volunteers can enjoy tree planting, educational activities, plant giveaways, native animals and take a free ride on the Mandurah Fun Train, making the day a perfect outing for the whole family.

A series of free Community Tree Planting days is being held in the lead up to Mandurah’s National Tree Day event, where everyone is invited to come along and help beautify the local environment.

Mayor Marina Vergone said that National Tree Day was a great chance for the Mandurah community to unite and reconnect with nature and restore the local environment.

“National Tree Day is an important day for our community to come together and do our part for the future, while enjoying the benefits of reconnecting with nature,” she said.

“Research shows that getting outdoors and into nature has proven health benefits including reduced stress levels, improved concentration and improved human performance and energy.”

National Tree Day was created by Planet Ark in 1996 as the focal point for a nationwide campaign to promote community tree planting, engaging schools, local councils and communities.

This year marks National Tree Day’s 22nd birthday, and more than 23 million trees have been planted as part of the day since 1996.

For more information on the City’s tree planting program visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au.

The upcoming Community Tree Planting days will be held from 9am-noon at:

  • Thurs, June 29: Bird Hide, St Ives
  • Sun, July 2: Corner Marlee Road and Mulga Drive, Parklands
  • Thurs, July 6: Janis Street Reserve, Halls Head
  • Sat, July 8: Alder Court Bushland Reserve, Halls Head
  • Sun, July 9: John Tonkin Football Oval, Mandurah
  • Sun, July 30: Marlee Reserve, Parklands