Arbor Day Projects - Mount Moreland Conservancy
A photographic record of some of the many Arbor Days held in the Mount Moreland Conservation Area
5 September 1997
Indigenous Trees release oxygen into the atmosphere for other organisms to breathe in. The roots
of Indigenous trees bind soil together, preventing it from being washed away. Trees also provide
food and habitats for many animals, and wood for fuel, lumber, and many other products.
Why Plant Indigenous Trees?
1. Indigenous Trees Produce Oxygen: Let's face it, we could not exist as we do if there
were no trees. A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.
2. Indigenous Trees Clean the Soil: Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually
change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of
animal wastes, clean roadside spills and clean water runoff into streams.
3. Indigenous Trees Control Noise Pollution: Trees muffle urban noise almost as
effectively as stone walls. Trees, planted at strategic points can abate major noises.
4. Indigenous Trees Slow Storm Water Runoff: Flash flooding can be dramatically reduced by
a forest or by planting trees. Underground water-holding aquifers are recharged with this slowing down of water
5. Indigenous Trees eat Carbon Dioxide: To produce its food, a tree absorbs and locks away
carbon dioxide in the wood, roots and leaves.
6. Trees Clean the Air: Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing
heat, and absorbing such pollutants as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
7. Indigenous Trees Shade and Cool: Shade from trees reduces the need for air conditioning in
summer. In winter, trees break the force of winter winds.
8. Indigenous Trees Act as Windbreaks: During windy and cold seasons, trees located on the
windward side act as windbreaks. A reduction in wind can also reduce the drying effect on soil and vegetation
behind the windbreak and help keep precious topsoil in place.
28 August 1995
Mount Morelanders and The Mount Moreland Conservancy have embarked on many indigenous tree
planting projects over the years,
adding a sense of country charm to the Mount Moreland village.
Most of the trees planted were donated and grown locally
1992 to 2011
Mount Moreland cnr William and Charles Streets
Mount Moreland cnr Charles and Euphorbia Streets
Mount Moreland entrance - Charles Street
Mount Moreland Bond Street
Alfred Street Mount Moreland
William Street Mount Moreland
Agnes Street Mount Moreland