Published on 01 August 2022
Cessnock City Council will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting a tree planting event at Bridges Hill Park to honour the Monarch’s 70 years on the throne.
Residents are invited to come along to this fun and friendly event which will involve tree planting on Saturday 13 August 2022, from 9am. The official ceremony begins at 10am and with a free morning tea at 10.30am.
Council has over 200 native trees and shrubs to be planted on the Victoria side of Bridges Hill Park, and the best part is the holes will be pre-dug and ready for planting.
Cessnock City Mayor Jay Suvaal said it was wonderful to be able to dovetail Jubilee celebrations with the beautification of Cessnock.
“Planting more than 200 native trees will over time transform this already much loved community space at Bridges Hill Park,” Mayor Suvaal said.
“I urge the community to come along and get involved. We have plenty of trees to put into the ground on the day and it will be a great thing to look back on, as the trees mature, knowing that you may have planted one of them yourself.”
Anyone attending is encouraged to wear clothes that are comfortable for gardening and to bring a hat and water bottle.
This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for the Queens Jubilee Program.