Redland City Council to hold National Tree Day planting event at Orana Street Park, Victoria Point

REDLAND City Council has asked for help to plant 2000 native plants on Sunday as part of National Tree Day celebrations.

Volunteers can enjoy a sausage sizzle, children's activities and a plant to take home.

Deputy mayor Lance Hewlett said the planting at Orana Street Park, Victoria Point would improve and expand wildlife habitat and help improve water quality.

"National Tree Day 2019 will be another great family event and people can come back in the years ahead and enjoy seeing the positive impact of their efforts," Cr Hewlett said.

Mayor Karen Williams said the annual National Tree Day plantings were crucial to council's city-wide conservation program and made a lasting difference to the natural habitats of Redlands Coast.

"The National Tree Day event is a wonderful example of what can be achieved by people power and combined community effort," Cr Williams said.

"Not only will people be helping local wildlife, but a great time can be had being in the outdoors, working with other green thumbs of all ages."

This will be the 19th National Tree Day event through the Bushcare program. More than 100 volunteers have taken part each year.

The planting will take place on Sunday, July 28 from 9am to 11am at Orana Street Park, Victoria Point, with off-street parking available at Point Halloran Reserve.

Volunteers should wear enclosed shoes and take sun protection and drinking water.

Council will supply plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.