DUNECARE Hastings Point president Arthur Good.
DUNECARE Hastings Point president Arthur Good. Tweed Daily News

Planters true to Tweed roots

TWEED residents hoping to keep the community roots of their passed loved ones alive can plant a tree in their memory as part of National Tree Day this Sunday.

DuneCare Hastings Point president Arthur Good will host the event and is inviting all Tweed residents to join in.

“We also have a separate area set up for people who may want to plant a tree in memory of a lost loved one,” Mr Good said. “It's closer to the road than our other site so it will be better for people who want to come back and visit.”

National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree-planting event.

Mr Good said they will supply native trees grown in their nursery to anyone who comes along.

“We will be supplying plants and all the equipment on the day,” he said.

Uki resident Carolyn Rifello will host a National Tree Day event for Uki to begin work on a food forest.

Ms Rifello said it is part of Uki's sustainability plan.

“We're very excited to start this. We've been donated native food plants from Murwillumbah Council nursery, Uki Catchment Nursery, Mother Nature's Bush tucker, Limpinwood Garden's Nursery and Burringbar Rainforest Nursery,” Ms Rifello said.

“We ask that people bring their own shovel, glasses, mug and water on the day. We will provide a morning tea.”

DuneCare Hastings Point will host their National Tree Day event at its nursery on Tweed Coast Road in Hastings Point, opposite North Star Caravan Park between 8.30am and 11.30am.

To RSVP, contact (02) 6676 0880. Uki will hold its event at Sweetnam Park on Kyogle Road, Uki between 9am and 12pm. To RSVP, contact Carolyn Rifello on 0411 471 147.



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