Armadale-Gosnells Landcare to get hands dirty for National Tree Day


Jen Francis (Armadale/Gosnells Landcare), Damon Payne and Debbie Campey-Payne. Picture: Jon Hewson
Jen Francis (Armadale/Gosnells Landcare), Damon Payne and Debbie Campey-Payne. Picture: Jon Hewson

MEMBERS of the Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group will be getting their hands dirty planting trees for National Tree Day this weekend.

The group said the trees were sure to get off to a good start due to the excellent winter rain.

The first tree-planting event will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Fancote Park in Kelmscott from 9am to noon.

The group will try to plant 3000 trees and the Armadale-Kelmscott Lions Club will be cooking pancakes which will be free for participants.

The second event will be held on Sunday, July 31, at Tom Bateman Reserve in Thornlie from 9am to noon.

In partnership with the City of Gosnells, the Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group is aiming to plant 5000 native trees and shrubs at this second site.

As well as tree-planting, there will be a range of children’s activities and volunteers will be able to enjoy a cup of tea and free sausage sizzle thanks to Prosser Toyota.

Members of the public are invited down to join in the planting.

It is recommended that volunteers bring gloves, hat and a water bottle and wear study footwear and long pants.

For more information or to register attendance, call the Armadale Gosnells Landcare coordinator on 0412 713 582.