Branch out, be in­spired

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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