Oxley Creek Common To Host Massive Tree Planting Event

Oxley Creek Common is gearing up for a green transformation as it prepares to host a monumental tree-planting event as part of National Tree Day.

On Sunday, the 28th of July 2024, Oxley Creek Common aims to plant over 1,000 native trees along the riparian corridor, thanks to a successful grant application to Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank. The initiative represents a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to enhance the health of Oxley Creek and foster improved wildlife habitats.

Volunteers of all ages and experience levels are invited to roll up their sleeves and join this noble cause. Whether you’re a seasoned tree planter or a complete beginner, your contribution is invaluable. 

Photo Credit: Facebook/ Oxley Creek Catchment Association

Registration for the event is mandatory due to the limited space.

Participants will convene at the Red Shed adjacent to the car park at Oxley Creek Common, located on Sherwood Road, Rocklea. From there, volunteers will embark on a brief 500-metre walk along the walking track to reach the planting site. 

Photo Credit: Facebook/ Oxley Creek Catchment Association

To ensure comfort and safety, attendees are advised to bring a hat, a water bottle, and sun-safe clothing such as long pants and long sleeves, along with enclosed shoes. Although there will be sunscreen, gloves, and planting tools available, it is important to remember that all children must have a parent or guardian with them at all times. 

This collaborative effort emphasises the community’s commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable future for Oxley Creek and the wider environment.

Published Date 15-April-2024