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Plant a tree and help Logan’s environment

Published: 17 July 2015

Plant a tree and help Logan’s environment
Logan City Council’s Parks, Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson, Councillor Trevina Schwarz plants a tree at Glenlogan Lakes Park.

Volunteers are planning to make this year's 20th National Tree Day bigger and better, building on last year's City of Logan event where more than 2,000 trees, shrubs and grasses were planted.

This year's event will be held at Glenlogan Lakes Park, Jimboomba on Sunday 26 July from 8.30am to 11am.

Logan City Council Parks, Health, Environment and Sustainability Chairperson, Councillor Trevina Schwarz (Division 11) said this year's event aimed to continue on from previous revegetation work undertaken by a Community Bush Care group in the park.

"The tree planting will assist in providing habitat for native wildlife and increasing biodiversity values within the park and local area," she said.

"You don't need to have green thumbs to take part, just a love of nature and a couple of hours of your time will do.

"Each and every year, thousands of Australians take part in this – the country's largest annual community tree planting and nature care event. Since National Tree Day started in 1996, more than one million trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted."

All volunteers attending this year's tree planting event are required to wear covered shoes, a hat and bring sufficient drinking water with them.

Gloves, tools and equipment for planting will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP at http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10007086