Members of Landcare Australia preparing to plant trees at Gasworks Creek in Lismore on Sunday.
Members of Landcare Australia preparing to plant trees at Gasworks Creek in Lismore on Sunday. The Northern Star

Tahlia branches out to do a little tree-planting

TAHLIA Fusarelli will be out from behind her desk this Sunday with a shovel and mulch fork in hand.

The receptionist from Lismore City Toyota will be one of an estimated 60 people volunteering their time to help plant native trees and grasses along the banks of Gas Works Creek in Keen Street.

City Toyota, along with Wilsons River Landcare and Lismore City Council, have organised the event to mark National Tree Day.

“City Toyota has been involved in National Tree Day for nine years, but this will be my first,” Ms Fusarelli said.

“I'm volunteering my time because it is important to help the environment and create a greater awareness of the environment.”

The event will begin at 10am and finish when 100 lomandra grass plants and 100 native trees are firmly in the ground. Volunteers then will be treated to morning tea.

Anyone attending should take gloves and tools (if you have them), a hat and drinking water.

Entry to the site can be gained via Keen Street, between Neil Pollard's and the City Toyota workshop.

For more information on local National Tree Day events, see The Back Fence on Page 26 of today's Northern Star, or visit Planet Ark's website at www.planetark.com and click on the National Tree Day button.



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