Mandurah residents replant Marlee Reserve, Parklands, for National Tree Day | Photos

Mandurah residents rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to make Mandurah’s Marlee Reserve a bit greener on July 30 for National Tree Day. 

Mandurah mayor Marina Vergone said the event was a great chance for the Mandurah community to unite and reconnect with nature while restoring the local environment.

“National Tree Day is an important day for our community to come together and do our part for the future, while enjoying the benefits of reconnecting with nature,” she said.

“Research shows that getting outdoors and into nature has proven health benefits including reduced stress levels, improved concentration and improved human performance and energy.”

During the family-friendly event, volunteers had the opportunity to enjoy tree planting, educational activities, plant giveaways, native animals and free rides on the Mandurah Fun Train.

National Tree Day was created by Planet Ark in 1996 as part of a nation-wide campaign to promote community tree planting, engaging schools, local councils and communities.

Since its first edition in 1996, more than 23 million trees have been planted across the country as part of the event.

Mandurah’s Marlee Reserve is an important wetland area which hosts one of the few remaining Tuart stands in WA, and provides habitat for protected and endangered species including Black Cockatoos and Phascogales.