Baw Baw Shire hosted a successful National Tree day planting event in the Charles St Park in Warragul today.
The park is an extension of Brooker Park and runs alongside Hazel Creek, the habitat for several important species. The revegetation will help with water quality and improved biodiversity as well as enhancing the aesthetics of the area for public use.
Young and and not so young took part, fostering a positve attitude toward conservation in the community.
National Tree Day is a Planet Ark initiative. Here’s a link to a fun Planet Ark video on why planting a tree is a valuable exercise in so many ways.
The following four links are summaries of some Planet Ark research into the values of trees – well worth a read…
Planting Trees: Just What the Doctor Ordered – PDF / 1.8MB
Valuing Trees. What is Nature Worth? – PDF / 532KB
Needing Trees. The Nature of Happiness – PDF / 960KB
Climbing Trees: Getting Aussie Kids Back Outdoors – PDF / 350KB