Hawkesbury will look a lot greener soon with more than 1000 plants to be given away by Hawkesbury Community Nursery as part of National Tree Day and Local Government Week.
Hawkesbury residents are invited to collect their native plants, two per person or six per family, until mid-August.
Mayor Kim Ford said he was happy that Hawkesbury Bushcare and the Hawkesbury Community Nursery had made this opportunity available to residents.
‘‘Our nursery grows great native plants of the Hawkesbury that should be utilised by our local community,’’ Cr Ford said.
National Tree Day was on July 27, having started in 1996 with aims to highlight the benefits of native plants for the environment and human health.
The free plants are only available to people who live in the Hawkesbury. Proof of residency is required such as a driver’s licence.
Plants will only be provided to residents and family members in attendance.
The nursery is located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave, next to the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter.
Free native plant giveaways are on:
• Wednesday, August 6 from 9am to noon
• Saturday, August 9 from noon to 3pm
• Wednesday, August 13 from 9am to noon