Thousands of trees to be planted in Camden

Thousands of trees to be planted in Camden

Thousands of grey roofs are popping up across Camden and soon thousands of new trees will spread their roots here as well.

Camden Council will host a tree-planting event on Sunday, July 28 from 9am to 1pm at Camden Town Farm in celebration of National Tree Day.

The free event is open to residents of all ages.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the event was part of the council's 20 Million Trees: Creating Habitat for Camden White Gum project.

"We've committed to planting 22,000 native trees and shrubs to extend the endangered ecological community 'River-flat Eucalypt Forest' which is located in the Camden area," Cr Fedeli said.

"Camden is home to even more incredible biodiversity.

"Cumberland Plain Woodland and Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest can both be found right here and are listed as critically endangered ecological communities.

"Not to mention the 557 native flora and 225 native fauna species that call Camden home, many of which are either regionally significant, threatened in NSW or threatened nationally.

"All this beautiful wildlife is in constant need of maintenance and protection, which is why we hold events like this one."

Participants will need to bring a hat and wear sturdy shoes.

Council will provide attendees with gloves and the necessary tools and equipment.

A barbecue lunch will also be provided for all participants.

Camden Council runs and supports a number of programs and initiatives aimed at looking after the natural environment.

For more information or to register your interest in National Tree Day, call: 4654 7777 or email: