Did you know each year community members, friends groups and our conservation team plant over 25,000 tubestock plants in our conservation reserves?
Our Conservation Rangers also run many community engagement activities throughout the year including walk and talks, planting and maintenance activities on site, school and kinder incursions and excursions and they email out a quarterly newsletter.
To successfully Build our Urban Forest we will need to further partner with residents, businesses, industry, schools and community groups. We are seeking suggestions on what this could look like and would love to hear about your ideas!
Some options for involvement include:
- Attending community planting days on HBCC managed sites
- Planting trees on your property, school or business
- Participate in Habitat Gardens
- Become a community leader/guide: Become trained up as a volunteer community guide. We are exploring options to train up a small group of residents to assist in Building our Urban Forest. These guides could undertake tasks that interest them and fit in with their existing commitments.
Some possible tasks that Guides can assist in include; the roll out of the Green Streets program, assist at community events to spread messages about building our urban forest, conduct residential garden visits to provide advice, resources and a free tree to community members.