Cumberland Ambassador Deepak Harish with Mayor Greg Cummings.
HUNDREDS of young trees are set to be planted along the Duck River corridor at Granville as part of National Tree Day.
Cumberland Ambassador Deepak Harish, who has quite a green thumb as well as being an accomplished volley baller, has joined forces with Mayor Greg Cummings to invite the community to help plant the seedlings on Sunday, July 29, from 10am to 12pm.
Mr Harish said that since National Tree Day's inception in 1996, more than four million people have planted more than 24 million trees and plants.
"National Tree Day continues to maximise everyone's involvement in growing the local green canopy," he said.
"Supporting a National Tree Day planting will cool and beautify neighbourhoods, bring nature to communities and have environmental benefits for years to come."
Cr Cummings sys the council is committed to the revitalisation of Duck River which was also a priority identified in the draft West Central District Plan from the Greater Sydney Commission.
"It's a priority of residents who want better green spaces to play in, walk along and cycle through," he said.
Volunteers can meet at the open park on Mackay Road and will be provided with the seedlings, tools and water refill stations. Registration isn't needed, however participants must wear enclosed shoes and are encouraged to wear hats, sun screen and bring a reusable drink bottle.