City of Armadale to give away 3000 free native seedlings


City of Armadale Deputy Mayor Ruth Butterfield with a Banksia Grandis. Picture: Will Russell d481843
City of Armadale Deputy Mayor Ruth Butterfield with a Banksia Grandis. Picture: Will Russell d481843

BEAUTIFY the garden with some new greenery when the City of Armadale hands out 3000 free native seedlings next weekend.

Locals can receive as many as five free plants from the event, which aims to increase flora diversity and provide habitats, shelter and shade for local birds, reptiles and small mammals.

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the giveaway would be done in partnership with the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) after a successful event last year.

“Staff from the City, AGLG and other environmental groups will also be on hand to offer advice on what to plant where, the care and maintenance of natives and information on the most suitable plants for your area,” he said.

“Planting natives not only reduces weed invasion into bushland and helps control soil erosion, but also provides an array of environmental benefits.”

The giveaway is at Rushton Park, Kelmscott from 9am-12pm on May 6, or until stock runs out.

Residents are asked to bring their own box to carry the seedlings and to bring ID and proof of their residential address.

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