A day for little green thumbs

A day for little green thumbs

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Gemstone Youth Group. Photograph – Richard Polden.

More than 200 people joined in the annual tree planting activities last weekend at a Thornlie site hand-picked for the occasion.

City of Gosnells environmental operations team member Paul Reed said he had earmarked a section of Tom Bateman Reserve two years ago and had since maintained the site to get it ready for the big day.

Young families, scouts groups and members of the Gosnells Volunteer Fire Brigade were among the 205 people who donned gloves and shovels to plant a total of 9000 native trees, shrubs and herbs on the day.

Mr Reed said the day went perfectly and exactly to plan.

“We had great weather, a diverse crowd of helpers and plenty of community spirit,” he said.

The National Tree Day event was the second for the Tom Bateman Reserve site and the 16th time the City of Gosnells had taken part.

It was supported by Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and Toyota Australia.

Photographs – Richard Polden.