Lithgow to mark National Tree Day this Saturday

TREE PLANTING: Kiana Reynolds, Rebecca Garland and Brad Timlin doing their part in the regeneration of Farmers Creek in May. Picture: HOSEA LUY
TREE PLANTING: Kiana Reynolds, Rebecca Garland and Brad Timlin doing their part in the regeneration of Farmers Creek in May. Picture: HOSEA LUY

The Lithgow community is being encouraged to get their hands dirty to mark National Tree Day this Saturday.

A family friendly event is being held at Lake Pillans from 10am-12pm to help establish some native trees and shrubs at the wetland reserve, an important site for birds and wildlife in the Lithgow area.

National Tree Day events are usually held in Australia in July however organisers in Lithgow decided to wait for the warmer temperatures of spring.

The planting group will meet at the Blast Furnace car park.

Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy enclosed shoes, a hat and “sun smart” clothes. Drinking water, gloves and a digging tool if you have them are also recommended.

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Rechelle Fisher – Lithgow City Council Landcare coordinator on 63549999, 0419 795 781 or rechelle.fisher@lithgow.nsw.gov.au