Free trees for the taking
COWRA residents are encouraged to involve themselves in National Tree Day on Sunday, 29 July.
Now in its 17th year, the Planet Ark initiative is celebrating the planting of more than 17 million native trees and shrubs.
As part of this year’s initiative, the public is invited to a tree-planting at Cowra’s former POW Camp, says Mayor of Cowra, Bill West.
“We are encouraging residents to get involved in National Tree Day,” he says.
“It’s easy, fun and is a small investment of time for great environmental, community and health benefits.”
Council staff will host a giveaway of 2800 native trees, shrubs and grasses at the Cowra showground from 9am to 12-noon.
Staff and horticulturalists will answer garden- and tree-related questions.
During the same period a further planting of trees at the POW campsite will take place.
“The Peace Precinct and POW campsite in particular is a major project of council,” says Cr West.
“Joining our community in planting tree borders at the site is a significant way to play a part in National Tree Day locally.”
Cowra Lions Club members have already started work at the campsite (pictured right).
The group, known as the Green Guards, is working alongside other community members and schoolchildren to mark the border with trees.
Council staff and Lions Club members will be on-site to assist with the National Tree Day plantings.
Join us at the campsite to be a part of National Tree Day.
“Everything you need will be on hand – a free barbecue lunch will be provided to volunteers afterwards,” says Cr West.