National Tree Day

AUSTRALIA’S largest community tree planting event is on Sunday, August 1 and Cooloola Coastcare and City Farm are calling on Cooloola Coast residents to join the campaign to plant a million new native trees and shrubs across Australia.

Cooloola Coastcare is hosting a National Tree Day event Stirling Castle-Tin Can Bay roads, with activities starting at 8.30am.

National Tree Day attracts more than 300,000 volunteers around the country each year.

“If you’re looking for a simple and lasting way to make a positive contribution to our community, then get involved in National Tree Day,” Coastcare Projects co-ordinator Maree Prior said.

“All you need is a positive attitude and a willingness to get your hands dirty, we provide you with the know-how and resources you need to get involved.”

For 15 years, Planet Ark, together with councils, schools, businesses and community groups, have provided Australians with an opportunity to do something good for their community and the environment through National Tree Day. In the event’s history 15 million native trees and shrubs have been planted.

In addition to National Tree Day there is also Schools Tree Day, an event for young people to grow their environmental education in a fun and practical setting. This year’s Schools Tree Day will be held on Friday 30 July.

National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota which provide on-the- ground support at local and community tree-planting sites Australia wide.

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