Branch out, be inspired
LOCALS can get hands-on with nature during National Tree Day this weekend.
Last year, nearly 310,000 people took part at about 3500 sites across the country, planting more than 1.1 million native trees, shrubs and grasses.
Planet Ark’s National Tree Day manager Debbie Agnew said this year’s theme of “Be Inspired – It’s In Our Nature” invited all participants to branch out and be inspired by the environment.
“Australia has some of the most unique and beautiful natural environments in the world and participating in National Tree Day in your community, school, workplace or backyard is a great way to connect with nature and do something really positive to support our environment,” Ms Agnew said.
Participants can join a local site in their community or register to plant in their own backyard, courtyard or balcony garden. Schools Tree Day is on Friday, July 28, and National Tree Day is on Sunday July 30. Visit treeday.planetark.org or call 1300 885 000.