- Charles Sturt to host tree planting event in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 13 September
Charles Sturt University is fostering its commitment to engaging with regional communities to tackle sustainability challenges by hosting a tree planting event in Albury-Wodonga.
Charles Sturt invites members of the public to join staff and students on Tuesday 13 September to add to the 25,000 native seedlings already planted by the University in the past 10 years.
Research by Charles Sturt has demonstrated that vegetation diversity in areas such as tree corridors and road reserves can provide agricultural benefits by stimulating beneficial insects that predate pest species.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Charles Sturt School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences and Chairman of the Albury-Wodonga Environmental Committee Dr Jonathon Howard said participants will have the task of planting 400 seedlings that are local to the area.
“Charles Sturt University’s commitment to sustainability has spanned more than a decade, where the University has helped to connect native vegetation at a local landscape scale,” Dr Howard said.
“This has resulted in improving habitat, food sources and movement through the landscape for native species, such as squirrel gliders, superb parrots and diamond firetails.
“Other recognised benefits of tree corridors, such as the one we are planting next week, include stock shelter, reducing wind damage, curtaining soil erosion and improving visual aesthetics.”
Volunteers are invited to participate in this event on Tuesday 13 September from 3pm at Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, opposite Kinross Woolshed.
Attendees are encouraged to wear warm clothes and a hat, and bring a water bottle, gloves, and trowel, if possible.
Registrations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.