Local green thumbs of all ages have dug, planted, watered and mulched at Mrs York's Garden in Port Macquarie to celebrate National Tree Day.
Around 200 plants were dug in and established by residents and visitors with guidance from community group, Friends of Mrs York's Garden on Sunday, July 28.
Friend of the garden, Catherine Corthals said planted native species included spider lilies, Dianella and Mandra.
"The species planted today (July 28) are stopping the weeds re-establishing themselves in the areas we have partially cleared," said Mrs Corthals.
"They will hold the soil together and once the weeds have settled down a bit we can then start planting trees.
"We'll be continuing with native trees such as kangaroo plums and little rain forest species.
"Throughout the week we have mainly had our direct volunteers gardening but we've also had a class from Port Primary and about 20 boys from the Clontarf Foundation kids from Hastings College.
"They were very helpful in planting 20 species in the garden."
Mrs Corthals said additional friends of the garden are always welcome to meet from 8.30am on Wednesdays.
"It's all about getting the community involved in rejuvenating an area, helping establish a garden or just encouraging more tree planting for birds, bees and other species," she said.
Volunteers also enjoyed a demonstration from a saturated steam weeding system operated by Kerrie Guppy, the unit generating a heated spray of 118 degrees.
There was coffee, tea and cakes on offer as well.
Friends of Mrs York's Garden are in the running for the My Community Project in the Port Macquarie electorate.
Members of the public can vote for further developments to the garden until August 15.
The group is proposing to improve access and amenity by adding stairs to a new shelter, a timber viewing platform, pathway widening and track upgrades.
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