Sun, 04/09/2011

Mary recently joined over 200 other volunteers from the ACT and region to take part in tree planting at the Lower Cotter Catchment. The event was organised by Greening Australia as part of National Tree Day.

Throughout the day over 3,000 seedlings were planted in the Cotter. Volunteers also enjoyed a session with Adrian Brown, a Caring for Ngunnawal Country Ranger of ACT Parks and Conservation, who shared some of his expert knowledge about how the traditional custodians managed the land for centuries.

National Tree Day is an Australia-wide event, with over 240,000 volunteers all over the country working together to plant over one million trees. It has been very popular since 1996, when it was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John and Planet Ark.

“Greening Australia is a wonderful organisation who do tremendous work in the ACT and throughout Australia.

“It is a wonderful experience to be out among nature, contributing to the environment while at the same time enjoying the company of other members of the Canberra community.

“I have taken part in numerous Greening Australia tree-plantings and encourage others to do the same,” Mary commented, “its always well-organised, relaxing and enjoyable.”

Further details about National Tree Day and Greening Australia are available at