Get outside and get your green thumb on

Wodonga residents are being urged to get outside, roll up their sleeves and help create gardens for our native wildlife.

The Wodonga Urban Landcare Network along with Wodonga Council is seeking community members to come along to the community tree planting day on Sunday, August 12 at Gordon Hartsman Reserve.

The network has about 100 plants set aside for the planting with Wodonga Council preparing the planting holes, providing mulch and guards.

Wodonga Council's team leader gardens Michael Power said community members who are interested in planting trees and looking after their local reserves would be welcome.

"They will be planting trees and moving mulch," he said.

"Doing this work will also help the birds, insects and stops the woody weeds from invading. Instead of a pile of weeds, there will be a garden full of native trees."

Community members are encouraged to bring their own hat, gloves, water and to wear heavy duty shoes.

There will also be a display of native plants and a habitat detective activity for children.

The event will run at House Creek from 10am to 1pm. Park near the paddock on Huon Creek Road, east of the intersection with Yarralumla Drive, and follow the signs.

For any further information, please contact Michael Power at Wodonga Council on (02) 6022 9377.