Community Stories

School and Community Tree Day events form the backbone of National Tree Day.

The event brings a variety of community groups together alongside schools and businesses, strengthening local communities and enriching the natural environment for the benefit of all.

These stories showcase a range of Community Tree Day events.

Hugging a Giant

To highlight the significance of the Groom River Valley, and to celebrate Tree Day, a group recently visited the Tasmania's 'fattest' tree - the Blue Tier Giant, with its massive 19.4 meter girth!

Koala Retreat

With less than 100,000 koalas left, and over 80% of their habitat destroyed, 'Koala man', Marcus Zorich from the Koala Retreat has set up a program to provide a valuable food source for the few koalas we have left.

Whitsundays Catchment Landcare, QLD

Each National Tree Day, Whitsundays Catchment Landcare provide a much-needed community service to show local residents the importance of environmental care.

Friends of Mount Majura, ACT

Joining with a huge number of green groups in the Capital Region, this Friends group has helped their community learn about the diverse and stunning bushland of Mount Majura.

Wilsons River Landcare Group, NSW

"We want to educate, we want to inspire. We also want to give an opportunity to people who live in Lismore who don't have transport perhaps, who don't own land themselves, but who want to." - WRLG secretary Kristin den Exter

Community Environment Network, NSW

For the last decade, the Community Environment Network has implemented many outstanding projects in an effort to improve their local environment. National Tree Day is just one of their many activities to support their environmental projects.

Sunderland Bay Surfbeach Coastcare group

For National Tree Day 2011 Sunderland Bay Surfbeach Coastcare group undertook some important revegetation work.

Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary Case Study

National Tree Day 2011 saw over 50 cheerful hard-working volunteers turn up to to plant 400 native trees and shrubs at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary.

Planet Ark, Toyota and City of Sydney

In 2011, Planet Ark and Toyota teamed up with the City of Sydney to host a community planting event at Sydney Park. The weather was great, volunteers were a plenty and the day was big success.

Clarinda Lions Club

Clarinda Lions Club and hundreds of volunteers helped transform a barren area into an oasis filled with native trees and plants, serpentine wetlands, a lake and trails.

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council

To celebrate National Tree Day, the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council coordinated two community planting days at Austin Bay Conservation Park in South Yunderup, which saw over 8,000 seedlings planted.

Master Planters grow community

For John Parsons, National Tree Day meant much more than a chance to "rejuvenate and revegetate the forest for others to enjoy in years to come." It was also a way to put a smile on the faces of those who wanted to participate in Tree Day, but couldn't due to disabilities. Together with his wife Trudi, John established the Master Planters Environment Group with the help of Fraser Coast Regional Council, and got growing - community spirit, that is.