National Tree Day

National Tree Day

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Posted 2023-07-04 by Cassandrafollow
will be celebrated on Sunday 30th July 2023. It is Australia's largest community tree-planting event and attracts around 300,000 volunteers every year. The amazing folks at Planet Ark estimate that over 26 million plants have been sprouted since the annual event started in 1996! Join the movement and help make your community greener.


Planting trees can help decrease air pollution, lower outdoor temperatures, and provide habitat to local wildlife. According to The Nature Conservancy , trees are effective at curbing the effects of heat waves in urban environments. And of course, the lush greenery is great to look at too!

Help make our concrete jungle greener and cooler this . You can sign up for a community event or organise one of your own. Community-led events often provide equipment on the day, making it easy for anyone to participate. Find a local planting event at https://treeday.planetark.org


Here are a few of the local Sydney events on :

Native Plant Giveaway in Concord
Have a balcony or outdoor step that a native plant can call home? Come along and pick up a free plant that the local species in your area will love. The giveaway takes place at 10:00am to 12:00pm (or until they run out!) View more details here

Reid Park, Mosman Bay
Join the Mosman Municipal Council in regenerating the vegetation in Reid Park. Help improve the local area to support native wildlife. The event runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Gloves, equipment, drinking water and snacks will be provided. Volunteer here

Burns Bay Reserve, Lane Cove
Spend your afternoon planting native shrubs and groundcovers to provide a sustainable local habitat. Volunteers can enjoy a free BBQ and take home seedlings. You will need to bring gloves and wear a hat, suitable clothing and closed shoes to participate. View more details here

Evatt Park Tree Planting, Lugarno
Help plant 400 seedlings in Evatt Park and learn about native bushcare. Organised by the Lugarno Progress Association (LPA), the event runs from 10am to 2pm and will include a free sausage sizzle. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves, water bottle and hat. View more details here
To host your own event, Planet Ark offers a free toolkit of #how_to ">resources including how-to guides and printable posters. If your workplace offers a volunteer day off, this is a great way to use it up and make a difference with your colleagues. Record your pledge to plant trees on the website so your contributions can be counted.



Want some inspiration? Find out about other movements around the world making the earth greener through these incredible, people-powered initiatives:

Mass Tree-Planting Event in India
India inspired the world when volunteers beat world records in 2016 and 2017 to plant millions of trees. In 2017, volunteers managed to plant 66 million tree saplings in a mere 12 hours. www.ecowatch.com

The Great Green Wall of Africa
Launched in 2007, the Great Green Wall is an ambitious initiative to regenerate 100 million hectares of land across eleven countries by 2030. https://thegreatgreenwall.org

The 1t.org Project
The World Economic Forum launched the 1t.org project in 2020, with the precise goal to "conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030." They aim to mobilise people and organisations to help regenerate and protect valuable forests around the world. www.1t.org



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