GREEN thumbs were out in force along the Peel River on Sunday as part of a nation-wide campaign.
Dozens of locals gloved up to take part in National Tree Day, a day dedicated to planting trees and caring for the environment.
The Tamworth Regional Landcare Group and The Pub Angling Club Tamworth teamed up to plant trees to create extra fish habitat along the banks of the Peel River.
The weather was ideal on Sunday morning as volunteers were provided with gloves, tools and equipment for planting, watering cans and buckets to make new homes for trees behind the Tamworth skatepark. But it wasn’t all about the hard work, with volunteers cooking up a free breakfast for those who showed up and dug deep on the day.
National Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment. Since it started in 1996, more than 3.8 million people have planted 23 million trees.
Debbie Agnew, National Tree Day Manager, said this year’s theme, Be Inspired — It’s in Our Nature, invites everyone to branch out and be inspired by our unique natural environment.
“Australia has some of the most unique and beautiful natural environments in the world, and participating in National Tree Day ... is a great way to connect with nature and do something really positive to support our environment,” she said.