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Michael Corke finds an appropriate use for the Gold Coast Bulletin as he assists at the Tweed Shire planting for last year's National Tree Day.
Michael Corke finds an appropriate use for the Gold Coast Bulletin as he assists at the Tweed Shire planting for last year’s National Tree Day.

National Tree Day is approaching and many communities around our region are looking to reverse the daily blight of deforestation that is happening across our country and around the world.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday July 27 and one town whose residents are ready, spades in hand, is Uki, where with council help they will plant 1000 rainforest trees in just three hours between 9am and noon.

Tweed Shire Council is partnering with Tweed Landcare Inc and the Uki Residents Association to plant out at the corner of Smiths Creek Road and Kyogle Road and revegetate public land along Smiths Creek.

This year’s planting is the sixth National Tree Day event held in the Uki/Mid Tweed River catchment.

‘Ongoing support and involvement from the community has been the key to the success of past plantings,’ Tweed Council Waterways Project Officer Matt Bloor said.

To make things a little easier, holes will be pre-prepared for next week’s planting and a free tree seedling will be available for each participant to take home.

Participants are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves and shoes, as well as morning tea to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

For further information, contact Council Waterways Project Officer Matt Bloor on (02) 6670 2580 or [email protected] or ‘Tree up Uki’ coordinator Carolynn Rifello on 0411 471147.


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