The City will
lead a community effort to plant out a major section of the Ted Wilson Trail on
National Tree Day.
To mark the
annual greening event, the City will focus attention on a one-kilometre stretch
of the trail near Goldsworthy Road in Corio.
is invited to improve the area’s natural environment by helping to plant up to
3500 trees on Sunday 28 July.
Species to be
planted included eucalypt, acacia and she-oak trees.
are selflessly chipping in at other planting sessions this week.
Flexible Learning Centre students helped green the trail on Wednesday, with
Geelong High School committing to the cause on Friday.
The Ted WilsonTrail is a 12km long shared path, which follows the alignment of the Geelong
Ring Road from Corio to Herne Hill.
Greenway revegetation project, 60,000 trees have been planted and two hectares
of native grasses have been direct seeded along the trail.
green boundary will offer natural shade for pedestrians and cyclists, while
providing habitat for wildlife.
will also enhance revegetation works along adjacent waterways.
1996, National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting and
nature protection event.
The City last
year led a massive program at The Hill Mountain Bike Park, with more than 300
volunteers helping to plant 3500 new trees at the Newtown site.
Planting Day at the Ted Wilson Trail will run on Sunday from 9.30am to about
and equipment will be provided, with a Lions Club BBQ and hot drinks available.
event is supported by Barwon Water and Blood Toyota, who will provide
participating children with a thank you bag for their efforts.
Greater Geelong Mayor
Last year’s community tree planting at The Hill was a huge success and
we are aiming for a similar result on the Ted Wilson Trail this year.
Events such as this are a perfect chance for the community to come
together and make a very real contribution towards improving our city and the
They’re also great fun and very rewarding. So, if you’re free on Sunday,
please head along and get involved – it would be great to see a big turnout.
Cr Anthony Aitken, Windermere
The small gesture of planting a tree is one of the most rewarding
activities to improve our environment.
It’s fantastic that the City has identified the north this year to be
the main focus of Geelong’s participation in National Tree Day.
I encourage anyone who cares about our environment and cares about
improving our north to join us on Sunday at the Ted Wilson Trail and plant a