Shire of Dardanup hosts National Tree Day planting event for Bunbury

Shire of Dardanup horticulture apprentice Darcy Webb has been undertaking a winter planting program at Eaton foreshore's One Tree Point, set to be boosted by the seedlings planted on National Tree Day.

Shire of Dardanup horticulture apprentice Darcy Webb has been undertaking a winter planting program at Eaton foreshore's One Tree Point, set to be boosted by the seedlings planted on National Tree Day.

The Shire of Dardanup is preparing to host a planting day on the banks of the Collie River in Eaton to celebrate Planet Ark’s National Tree Day on Sunday, July 30.

The event will coincide with hundreds of others occurring across the country for Australia’s biggest nature care event.

Volunteers from all over the Bunbury Geographe region and of all ages are being asked to gather at the Gazebo in Eaton’s Lions Park at 8.30am for a big day of planting while enjoying the benefits of time in nature.

Planting will occur until 12.00pm and be followed by a sausage sizzle, tea and coffee.

Key findings of a Planet Ark 2017 research report showed experiencing the natural world helped children grow grit, resilience, critical thinking, problem solving and emotional intelligence.

The report also showed outdoor learning and nature time fostered cognitive, emotional and physical development in children.

Those taking part in the Eaton event will join more than 160,000 people around the country that have registered so far on the Planet Ark website to participate.

The Shire of Dardanup is reminding participants to wear clothing suitable to the task including long sleeve shirts, hats, covered shoes and perhaps a raincoat. Some gloves and trowels will be provided but participants are also welcome to supply their own.

For catering purposes, volunteers are asked to register their interest by emailing records@dardanup.wa.gov.au with ‘Planting Day registration’ in the subject line.