Tree planting at Cemetery Creek

Tree planters on the job at Cemetery Creek (L-R) Brenton, Terry Anne Lewis, Allison and Amber. Picture: PETER PICKERING.

Tree planters on the job at Cemetery Creek (L-R) Brenton, Terry Anne Lewis, Allison and Amber. Picture: PETER PICKERING.

CEMETERY Creek in Ararat has received a lot of attention over the past few years and to celebrate National Tree Day, one hundred and fifty trees were planted along the creek reserve.

Seventeen Ararat people ranging from two years old, to teenagers, and including three octogenarians were part of what was called Australia's largest tree planting event.

After good rain the previous week, the soil was just right for planting 150 local native species of seedling plants that will soon grow to add to the Nichol Street Cemetery Creek reserve.

Ararat Landcare Group's, Geoff Ryan and Keith Little were the advance workers for the event, removing the weeds and preparing the holes and the rain held off for the actual tree planting and Planet Ark's National Tree Day on Sunday afternoon.

"Other Landcare groups and several Project Platypus sites also combined to have their 'hands in the dirt' to make it a great tree planting weekend for the Ararat district," organiser, Geoff Ryan said.

"Doing something positive for the environment, in the fresh air, and connecting with nature, what better way to spend an afternoon."

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