Several ‘Plant With Us’ events are going to take place in Maroubra from May to October 2022, as part of the city’s project to promote greening, combat climate change, and help preserve the planet.
On Thursday, 28 April 2022, Plant With Us will be underway from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heffron Park. The ‘Greening Our City’ tree-planting activities are done during the cooler months of the year to ensure their survival.
Everyday is Earth Day in the Eastern Suburbs, so those who cannot make it to Heffron Park in April may still join the other scheduled planting days at the following dates and locations:
|Sunday, 8 May 2022 Mother’s Day||Heffron Park, Maroubra|
|Friday, 20 May 2022||Heffron Park, Maroubra|
|Sunday, 5 June 2022||Cromwell Park, Malabar|
|Sunday, 26 June 2022||Heffron Park, Maroubra|
|Friday, 29 July 2022|
Sunday, 31 July 2022
|Heffron Park, Maroubra|
|Thursday, 1 September 2022||Environmental Park, Randwick|
|Saturday, 8 October 2022||Latham Park, Coogee|
Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes, a hat, long sleeves, and long pants. They also need to bring their own gloves and a water bottle. While face masks are no longer mandatory, participants may use them if they are unable to maintain a safe distance from others.
Meanwhile, residents may also fill out a Request a Tree form to support the Greening Our City project and receive an appropriate tree for planting outside their own home on the nature strip or verge.
Per Council, “If you request a tree as we approach summer or early autumn, you may find it takes longer for your street tree to be planted. As most of our street trees are native or indigenous trees that we often source from our Community Nursery, they are usually better suited to local weather conditions and this tends to give the trees the best possible start to a long life.”
“The final decision on tree species and planting approval will be made by the assessing tree officer.”