Nothing ‘risky’ about this tree planting business

26 APRIL 2021

Nothing ‘risky’ about this tree planting business

Staff and students to participate in tree planting at Charles Sturt in Orange.

  • Tree planting and open day to be held at Charles Sturt in Orange

Charles Sturt University staff and students are making the Orange campus habitable for more than just humans.

As part of a program with the Department of Primary Industries, the University is encouraging staff and students to help create a habitat for fish and wildlife.

The University is in partnership with Summer Hill Creekcare, Orange City Council and Central Tablelands Landcare to reach a goal of more than 2,000 trees planted at Charles Sturt’s ‘Risky Paddock’ in Orange.

A tree planting and community open day will be held this week to help reach this goal.

Project manager and Adjunct Lecturer in Environmental Management Dr Cilla Kinross said this project further extends the University’s commitment to the sustainability and more than 30 hectares of biodiversity zones in Orange.

“Tree planters will learn about the diversity of native species being planted that will enhance the opportunities for wildlife in the stream as well as in the riparian zone,” she said.

“Awareness will be increased about taking a landscape approach to nature conservation and biodiversity management.”

The open day, with tree planting, guided tour and lunch, will be held for community members and fishing clubs on Saturday 1 May from 9.30am to 2pm.

The events will be held at ‘Risky Paddock’, on the corner of Banjo Paterson Way and Ophir Road.

Register your interest by emailing Dr Kinross at

Media Note:

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on 0429 217 026 or

Photo caption: Dentistry student Ms Sarah Zeigel planting trees at the 'Risky Paddock' at Charles Sturt in Orange in 2020.

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