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Roll up your sleeves this National Tree Day and make a stand for Mother Nature! 

National Tree Day, celebrated on July 30, is one of Australia’s largest national community tree planting and nature care events of the year. It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to nature and their local community. 

 

On July 30th, Australia will buzz with the positive spirit of National Tree Day, one of our most significant community tree planting and nature care events. It’s a hearty invitation for everyone across the country to dive into the soil and nurture our local environment.  

By planting trees, you can make a big difference in your local area. Come and join a National Tree Day event near you. 

 

Perth – Forrestdale Lake tree planting: Friday 28th, July  

Tasmania – Claremont tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Gladstone – Oaks Rd tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Victoria – Lake Connewarre tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Greater Dandenong’s National Tree Day planting event: Sunday 30th July 

Adelaide – Magazine Creek clean-up & native seed bomb workshop: Friday 4th, July 

Sydney – Hawthorne St Reserve planting and weeding blitz: Friday 28th, July 

Mackay – Sandfly Creek tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

 

 

Why should you join the tree-planting extravaganza this National Tree Day?  

Here are five incredible reasons why the simple act of planting native trees is so much more than meets the eye:  

Breath of Life – Trees are nature’s lungs. They inhale pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, along with smoke and dust, and exhale pure, fresh oxygen for us to breathe. As our world grapples with escalating carbon dioxide levels, deforestation, and the continued use of fossil fuels, we need robust, thriving trees to step in as potent carbon sinks.   

Wetlands in Australia are one of the greatest nature-based solutions to locking up carbon and that’s why, through our Revive our Wetlands Project, we are focusing our efforts this National Tree Day on planting these significant ecosystems, restoring and protecting them into the future so they can continue their great work in tackling climate change. Follow the links below to get involved in an event near you.  

Nature’s Reservoirs – From combating natural calamities such as floods and landslides to stabilising soils and curbing erosion, trees are the unsung heroes of our ecosystem. Their deep-rooted networks work as natural filters, cleansing rainwater and managing its absorption into the soil. Planting trees in eroded areas can bring about a transformative change in the landscape.  

Beacons of Biodiversity – Trees are living, breathing homes to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial species. From tiny insects and thriving fungi to large mammals and other plant species, they provide vital shelter and sustenance. Without our leafy friends, many of our fellow creatures would be without a home. Plus, urban tree planting can bolster habitat connectivity, allowing animals to traverse freely and fostering healthier, more diverse environments.  

Healers of the Heart – Trees are our natural therapists. They offer solace in their shade, reduce stress, and provide a much-needed refuge from urban life. These green retreats help us tune back into nature’s rhythms, offering spaces for recreation and relaxation.   

Climate Crusaders – With global warming looming over us, trees are our secret weapon. They soak up harmful pollutants and help cool our planet. Green spaces within our cities and towns are rapidly decreasing, and with  over half the world’s population residing in cities and our summers getting hotter, mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect is crucial. Tree planting can have a profound impact, lowering ambient temperatures by as much as 8 degrees Celsius.   

 

Through our Urban Shade Forest Project, this National Tree Day we give you the opportunity to help increase canopy cover in urban areas by planting native trees and shrubs. To learn more about our Urban Shade Forest project and plant opportunities, please follow the link below and get involved.  

 

https://conservationvolunteers.info/USFMelbourne  

   

By planting trees, you can make a big difference in your local area. Come and join a National Tree Day event near you. 

 

Perth – Forrestdale Lake tree planting: Friday 28th, July  

Tasmania – Claremont tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Gladstone – Oaks Rd tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Victoria – Lake Connewarre tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Greater Dandenong’s National Tree Day planting event: Sunday 30th July 

Adelaide – Magazine Creek clean-up & native seed bomb workshop: Friday 4th, July 

Sydney – Hawthorne St Reserve planting and weeding blitz: Friday 28th, July 

Mackay – Sandfly Creek tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

 

 

 

Roll up your sleeves this National Tree Day and make a stand for Mother Nature! 

 

 

https://conservationvolunteers.info/USFMelbourne

 

 

Perth – Forrestdale Lake tree planting: Friday 28th, July  

Tasmania – Claremont tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Gladstone – Oaks Rd tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Victoria – Lake Connewarre tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

Greater Dandenong’s National Tree Day planting event: Sunday 30th July 

Adelaide – Magazine Creek clean-up & native seed bomb workshop: Friday 4th, July 

Sydney – Hawthorne St Reserve planting and weeding blitz: Friday 28th, July 

Mackay – Sandfly Creek tree planting: Sunday 30th, July 

 

 

This project is proudly supported by Chevron Australia.