Like getting your hands dirty? Feel like spending an afternoon outdoors and meeting like-minded volunteers? Then a Citizen Forester habitat planting day is for you!

We know that biodiversity thrives in habitats that are made up of lots of different types of vegetation: shrubs and ground covers, as wells and trees and grasses. To complement the city's trees and lawns, we are working to grow more 'understorey' shrubs in our streets and parks. Citizen Foresters are invited to join us for a morning of planting native grasses and shrubs in Royal Park.

Our next habitat planting day will be on:

Saturday 1 June, 2019

Royal Park

10:00am to 12:00pm

We'll be meeting in the centre of Royal Park, between the grassland circle and the Royal Park tram stop. This location is just north of the Royal Children's Hospital.

Clicking on the following link will take you to the location in Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/U12Mfp4P4SiFsCJQ7.


Planting can be hard work, so please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty.

Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, including sun protection and warm or waterproof clothing, as appropriate.

It's also a good idea to bring some water.

Royal Park is well serviced by public transport.

The planting location is a short walk from Flemington Road, Elliot Avenue or Gatehouse Street.

The Route 58 tram goes through Royal Park and stops adjacent to the planting site. Alternatively, trams along Royal Parade or Flemington Road will provide access to Royal Park.

The Royal Park tram stop can be found on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/dSJxjQa1YsnuszJK7

This activity is open to all registered Citizen Forester volunteers, but places are limited to 30 for site safety reasons. Additional people will be placed on a wait list for cancelations.

No previous experience is required - we'll teach you everything you need to know on the day.

To register for this activity, simply email the team at melbourneurbanforest@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Register

Email the team to register for the planting day.

Image Gallery

Images from the previous habitat planting day on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.