Tree planting honours Lions’ milestone

BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT: Bethany Brain, Georgia Pilon, Harry Pilon, Ben Pilon, Tom Brain and Edwina Brain lend a hand at the community tree planting day. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS
BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT: Bethany Brain, Georgia Pilon, Harry Pilon, Ben Pilon, Tom Brain and Edwina Brain lend a hand at the community tree planting day. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

A community tree planting day helped to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dubbo Lions Club on Saturday.

Dubbo Regional Council manger horticulture services Ben Pilon said the Lions Club had asked for council’s assistance in undertaking a beautification project to mark their milestone.

On Saturday morning about ten people from the organisations planted 42 trees – provided by council – along the Tracker Riley Cycleway at Lions Park West and Biddybungie Park.

Mr Pilon said that spot was chosen as it was a bare area that would benefit from the added shade the trees would provide.

The Australian native trees will provide a tree lined avenue spanning about 450 metres.

“It’s a great project and I look forward to the trees growing and us having a beautified cycleway,” Mr Pilon said.

The trees planted along the cycleway included Forest Red Gums, Red River Gums, Blakely’s Red Gum, Rough Barked Apple and Mugga Pink Flowering Iron Bark.