FAIRFIELD residents have been urged to go green and take part in Australia's largest community tree planting event — National Tree Day.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the event was a great chance for residents to get together in protecting and enhancing our native flora and fauna.
"I encourage the community to play their part in the improvement of our natural environment so that we may enjoy the benefits of these plants for years to come," he said.
The council will host its own National Tree Day planting event near the Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park, corner of Moonlight Street and Christie Street, Prairiewood, from 9am to 1pm on Sunday.
The site was chosen because Orphan School Creek is in need of rehabilitation. The council aims to develop the area surrounding the site into an inviting spot for locals to enjoy.
A council spokeswoman said National Tree Day would also help residents identify the best species of vegetation to plant in their own backyards.
"Some plant species can become a problem within the creeks and wetland areas of Fairfield City, and end up costing the ratepayers more money to remove them," she said.
The council will provide barbecue and drinks on the day to say "thank you" to all the volunteers who take part.
Parking is available on Christie Street and all volunteers are advised to wear appropriate clothing.
To register attendance, visit fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call 9725 0222.