City of Yarra/Merri Creek Management Committee Tree Day Site Details

City of Yarra/Merri Creek Management Committee

The City of Yarra is hosting National Tree Day, 2020 at Thomas Kidney Reserve, near the corner of Kneen St along Rushall Crescent. The works include improving an indigenous grassland into floral meadow to reduce habitat fragmentation and initiate the restoration of ecological function back to the area. Adjacent to the Merri Creek and a short distance from the Rushall Train Station repairing this section of Plains Grassy Woodland will assist many indigenous fauna species to become more resilient in the future. In addition to planting 1000 species on National tree day we have the following activities planned: - bush-babies petting zoo in conjunction with Animals On the Move - ‘Waterwatch’ (Melbourne Water entomology/ecology display) - Free barbecue (w/ halal vegetarian option) - Location along the shared trail hopefully encourages cycling volunteers - Location next to Rushall Train Station hopefully encourages PT use rather than cars all these supplementary activities are intended to support a 'family friendly' vibe

Wildlife Corridors Native Animal Habitat Threatened Species Rivers, Wetlands, Waterways


Sunday, 02 August 2020

6:00am to 8:00am


Rushall Crescent

Fitzroy Nth

VIC 3068


Site Organiser

Craig McGrath

RSVP Contact

Craig McGrath

03 9205 5787

Suitable for Children


Accessible for Disabled



Planting location is on the native plant mound and to the south of the community garden at Thomas Kidney Reserve, near the corner of Kneen Street and 100m west from Rushall Train Station.


Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sun hat and/or rain coat. Sturdy shoes (no open toed sandals, thongs) Though a drinking fountain is locted 100m from the site, consider bringing your own water bottle.


Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,BBQ


Lahiru Wimalasuriya
Kirsteen Macleod
Joshua Warren
Nicole Ding
Laura Coburn
Kristina Haebich