National Tree Day: July 31

National Tree Day: July 31

National Tree Day is a call to action for everyone in Australia to give back to our planet and the community, by getting your hands dirty and connecting with nature.

This year, National Tree Day is held on July 31, and the Gladstone Regional Council is helping to celebrate by planting 240 new nplants at Cashin Park in Tannum Sands. RSVP to this fantastic tree-planting event by 5pm on July 27 by following the cues at  https://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/events/event/569/national-tree-day.

National Tree Day is an event that was first established in 1996, and has now ‘grown’ into Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature care event. According to the National Tree Day website from Planet Ark, more than 300,000 Australians volunteer with tree planting each year.

“It’s a day to venture outdoors, get to know your community and, most importantly, have fun,” said the website.

The current statistics state that there has been a massive 26 million trees planted since the initiative began in 1996, with 5 million volunteers donating 10 million hours of time.

Schools Tree Day is held on the last Friday in July, with more than 3000 schools nationwide getting involved with environmental activities that focus on education, and caring for the planet.

To get involved with National Tree Day or Schools Tree Day this year, go to https://treeday.planetark.org/get-involved/involved-general.