Call for tree planters

Call for tree planters

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Armadale residents were being urged to put on their gardening gloves this weekend and help plant new trees for Planet Ark’s national tree day.

There were several events in the city including planting at Bungendore park in Bedfordale on July 26 and at Fancote Park in Kelmscott on July 25.

The Bungendore park planting will run from 12.30pm to 3pm and planters should meet at the park gate in Admiral Road.

Bungendore park management committee member and Bedfordale resident Tony Clark said they hoped to plant 1000 seedlings provided by the WA wildflower society on the day.

He said it would help revegetate areas that dieback had wiped out.

The Fancote park event would run from 9am to 12pm.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said they were aiming to plant 5000 native seedlings in an effort to create a wildlife corridor, protect the river and increase biodiversity along the Canning river.

“Our community has told us time and time again that they value our bushland and natural open spaces,” he said.

“The planting session is great fun for the kids and is accessible for people with a disability.

Make sure to bring your gloves, sturdy footwear and a bottle of water.”

Tools and seedlings will be provided. To be a part of the Bungendore park event email tony-clark@iinet.net.au. To be a part of the Kelmscott event call 0413 883 565.

Visit treeday.planetark.org for more information.