I’m back from holidays just in time to remind you about National Tree Day happening this Sunday 31 July.
National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree planting event held every year around this time. Thousands of people get together at numerous sites around the country. We plant truckloads and truckloads of native trees and shrubs which goes a long way in helping to offset gas emissions as well as heaps of other benefits. This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Tree Day. Since National Tree Day started in 1996, 22.3 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than 3.8 million volunteers.
I’ll be going down to the foreshore just near home and spending a couple of hours planting. I get a real buzz out of it and love to see the kids down there helping out.
It’s being organised by Planet Ark. To find a tree planting site near you, go to http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/ or call the Hotline 1300 885000.
Further information can be found at:
Source: National Tree Day, Planet Ark, http://treeday.planetark.org/
Let’s all get involved in National Tree Day and get our hands dirty to help our precious planet!
Many thanks, Lila
Resource Management Specialist,