IT WAS an “absolutely glorious” morning for planting trees along the Peel River as Tamworth received up to nine millimetres of rain.
“It’s a bit cold and a bit miserable, but we can’t knock the rain,” Tamworth Urban Landcare organiser Anne Michie said.
A group of about 30 of new and experienced land-carers weren’t deterred by the inclement conditions and got to planting on National Tree Day.
The planting was part of Landcare’s ongoing restoration works along the river.
Ms Michie said the group was also celebrating 10 years since the seeds of Urban Landcare were first sown.
“We started at the main bridge in town and now we’re here,” she said.
“We’ve worked all the way along the riverbank here doing restoration work, replanting.
“If you go back and look at some of the photos there was basically not a tree on the riverbank, there was a few mature trees but all along here, basically everything you see on the riverbank is planted.”
The group planted Lomandra, Sheoaks and Tea Trees.
From about 10pm Saturday night, Tamworth airport registered 8.2 millimetres of rain.
The rainfall saw four Tamworth horse races abandoned late in the afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to can local soccer and hockey matches.