Branch out and plant a tree
GYMPIE residents are once again being encouraged to take part in National Tree Day by planting a tree in their own backyard.
Come along to your library on Friday, July 29 to receive your free tree, courtesy of the Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries.
The friends of the libraries have purchased more than 140 native trees and shrubs from Cooloola City Farm Nurseries to distribute from all library service points.
President Ronis Birchley and fellow friends are encouraging everyone to be at their library when it opens, as the trees will be distributed on a first-in, first-served basis.
“There is a limit of one tree or shrub per person and we are wanting to encourage as many people as possible to get involved,” Ms Birchley said.
National Tree Day is an annual event organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota and this year it will take place on Sunday, July 31.
Last year more than 312,000 people took part in this fun activity.