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Arbor Day 2016

This year’s Arbor Day event was held on Sunday June 19th along the River Torrens at Lockleys on a small Island. The event marked 127 years in South Australia and it was Greening Australia’s tenth year holding the event. Greening Australia held the event in conjunction with the City of West Torrens. Funding was provided from the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and Boeing.

The event was a success and the sun was shining. There were over 100 volunteers helping plant approximately 4500 tubestock. The volunteers ranged from families, students, local residents, young and old, there were also people that had been to several Arbor Day events. Greening Australia would like to thank every single person assisting with the event from the volunteers, City of West Torrens, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, and the West Torrens Rotary Club for providing the sausage sizzle. We would also like to thank the presence of Minister Ian Hunter, Shadow Minister Michelle Lensink, Member for Colton Paul Caica and Deputy Mayor Kym McKay for participating on the day.

The trees and shrubs planted by volunteers at Arbor Day will provide a number of benefits to the local community. Native plants in urban landscapes clean our air and water, support native wildlife and provide natural areas for people to enjoy. Our ongoing commitment to restoring urban green spaces such as the River Torrens watercourse, will help to make Adelaide a more liveable and carbon neutral city.