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Australia, coun-tree of Nature, needs your help
Planet Ark Australia's National Tree Day is just around the corner and conservation strategies are being rolled out nationwide in an effort to raise awareness of the environmental health in our cities.
Students helping to plant natives
Melbourne is no exception to this movement and everyone is encouraged to take part in this fulfilling day to help maintain the natural environment that make up part of the suburbs. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3 million people have planted 23 million seedlings!
This is a large-scale operation requiring lots of volunteers and hardworking individuals. Sign up to do your part for the earth and share your love with other flora and fauna enthusiasts.
For example, a quick search in the Boronia area provides 49 events that will spring up over the weekend of the 29th and 30th July 2017. There is plenty to do and plenty to learn about!
Find a site close to you here and see how you too can be involved in National Tree Day.
Plants help to combat climate change by locking up carbon, but there are more ways that native plants can help address the impacts of climate change.
Climbing trees, touching trees spending time outside in the cool of the shade they provide and even just looking at trees provides enormous benefits to our health and well being. Seriously, what's not to love about trees?
Inspired parties can even host their own Tree Day event. Just head over to the website to register your interest in becoming a coordinator. National Tree Day will do their best to help and guide you through the process to ensure that everyone has a fun time.
Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia
National Tree Day is sponsored by Toyota Australia and partnered with Bunnings. Kids can green up their act by taking part in fun, FREE Bunnings D.I.Y. nature-craft workshops held on the weekend of Tree Day, on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th, at stores across the country.
If you need further information, please contact the National Tree Day hotline on 1300 88 5000.