Colleagues and their families planted over 100 tree saplings in Karkarook, Heatherton to support revegetation
On Sunday 30 July, the Melbourne team celebrated National Tree Day! Luckily for us, the severe weather warnings from the day before cleared, and we were fortunate to have beautiful blue skies in the middle of winter.
National Tree Day is run by Planet Ark in conjunction with Parks Victoria and Toyota and is Australia’s largest annual community tree planting and nature care event. The event started in 1996, and since then more than 3.8 million people have planted over 23 million trees—and it’s still growing! Parks Victoria supply the trees and planting equipment (and a BBQ lunch!), all they need is volunteers to come along and help.
We chose a site close to the office, Karkarook Park, in Heatherton, joining hundreds of other adults, kids and community groups to plant trees—with the Avery group alone planting over 100! At this site specifically, we built on the revegetation work undertaken in previous years and helped to increase the habitat values of the site for native animals.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their weekend to participate in this valuable project—Santosh Khengar, Andrew Watt (and kids Seb, Daniel, Amelia & Nick), Janine Orr (plus partner Kane and kids Chloe & Parker), Urvish Parikh (and wife Shreya), and Jade Ohlmus.