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1,400 trees planted in Lismore for National Tree Day

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A massive effort by about 200 people resulted in 1,400 trees being planted at the South Lismore Duck Pond on Sunday as part of National Tree Day.

Starting at 11am, people converged on the site and began planting tube stock that had been donated by the Lismore City Council, and by 1pm 1,400 trees had found a new home.

They were also watered and mulched to ensure they would survive.

Organisers of the day are now hoping that people will again turn out to the Duck Pond to help water the trees on Saturday from 10am until 1am.

People are being asked to bring a bucket to help water. There will be a pump and two hoses bringing water up from Leicester Creek.

Sunday’s event was organised by South Lismore & Duck Pond Landcare Group and the Wilsons River Landcare Group with support from Lismore City Council, Richmond Landcare Inc., Wetland Care Australia, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Lismore Lions Club , the Northern Rivers Science Hub and Inspiring Australia as part of the Science Walks : Science Talks program.

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