FOMM: Plant a Tree on National Tree Day 2009 (2 August 2009)

FOMM: Plant a Tree on National Tree Day 2009 (2 August 2009)

Join the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM), the Mount Ainslie Weeders, the Watson Woodland Working Group and the Hackett Community Association on National Tree Day 2009 to plant local trees in the Mount Majura nature reserve. Boost the feel-good factor and community spirit. Bring your mum and dad, friends, neighbours and colleagues and make the event a real community tree party.

When: Sunday 2 August 2009 11.00am – 3.00pm

Where: Majura paddock behind Rivett Street in Hackett; to view a map of the site please visit

Car parking: Antill Street nature park entrance or Helms Place off Rivett Street.

What to wear: Garden gloves, appropriate clothing and foot wear, wrap up warmly.

What to bring: Bucket, trowel or mattock if you have one.

Enjoy: Warm-up drinks and a BBQ including vegetarian kebab

Enquiries: ph 6247 7515 or e-mail

If it rains on the day, we will celebrate and postpone the planting to the next Sunday on 9th August.

The hard work has been done: Eight cadets of the Australian Defence Force Academy volunteered their free time between exams and their mid-term leave to dig the planting holes.

At the event rangers of ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands will provide warm up drinks, the Rotary Club of North Canberra will throw a thank-you BBQ for volunteers, and a crew of on-site planting advisers will do their best to keep everyone busy.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support from the North Canberra Community Council, the Molonglo Catchment Group, Greening Australia, the Rotary Club of North Canberra, ACT Parks, Conservation and Lands and the Australian Defence Force Academy.

National Tree Day is held annually by Planet Ark which runs the country wide project to encourage mass tree plantings and to communicate the merit of trees.

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