Live Green for National Tree Day

A special planting day in Craigieburn will help locals to create a greener environment, as part of National Tree Day celebrations on Sunday 31 July.

National Tree Day started in 1996 and has become the largest community environmental event in Australia. Nationally, more than 3 million people have planted 21 million seedlings.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said Hume City Council has celebrated this national environmental effort every year.

“Last year our National Tree Day planting event was a great success and we will be returning to do more work around the ancient River Red Gums that are growing along Malcolm Creek in Craigieburn,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“We will continue to plant wildflowers, groundcovers and grasses underneath the magnificent Gum trees. We hope that the diversity of the understorey will help to attract more insect eating birds, which will ultimately help to improve the health of the tree canopy.

“There will be 1,400 seedlings to plant, so we’re hoping to get as much help as possible to improve the habitat for local wildlife. Bring your family and friends along to this free community event, pizzas will be provided for lunch.”

Date: Sunday 31 July, 10am to 1pm
Location: Malcolm Creek – Featherpark Way, Craigieburn (Melways 386 G2)

National Tree Day is an important part of Hume’s calendar of environmental workshops. The new Live Green program of free workshops is now available, with many interesting activities planned for the July to December period.

“Hume City Council coordinates many planting days throughout the year and these Live Green events have helped to rejuvenate various areas across Hume.

“Council’s new Live Green program also includes workshops on topics like growing mushrooms, vegies and herbs, garden pest control, zero waste living and even building your own furniture from wooden pallets.

“The popularity of these events demonstrate to us that Hume residents care passionately for the environment and want to live sustainable and healthy lives. People who participate in the sessions also enjoy the opportunity to get to know other locals.”

For more information, and to register your attendance at National Tree Day and other free Live Green activities, visit

Posted on 9:00 AM, 20 July 2016

Updated : 9:27 AM, 20 July 2016

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