Council Stories

The Council Tree Day Stories page highlights just some of the great events and programmes that local councils deliver under the banner of Tree Day.

Councils contribute to Tree Day in many ways, often supplying native plants to enable schools and community groups to have their own Tree Day site, hosting Tree Day community planting days and running innovative schemes and community education programmes.

Here are just a few examples:

  • “Tree for a Weed” swap campaign for residents of Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Planting native species to offset emissions from fleet cars as part of Queanbeyan City Council's "Trees 4 Cars" project.
  • A workshop on How to Maintain Your Native Garden with demonstrations on pruning native plants by Marrickville Council at their Tree Day site.

See more examples of how Local Councils have worked with the community to support Tree Day below.

If you are a council with a Tree Day story to share, please let us know using our contact form.

Tumut Council

Whether it's the thousands of acres of Radiata pine trees that surround the region, the massive red gums that line the Tumut River, the fruit trees that help feed the country or the beauty of the deciduous trees that decorate our towns, the Tumut area is certainly hooked on trees.

Shire of Mt Marshall

Nestled in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, the Shire of Mt Marshall Council has been working with their community to ensure the protection of their diverse and colourful environment.

Yarra City Council

"The sense of community in such a highly urbanised area as Melbourne is low so these days in particular offer a rare opportunity to meet and work with neighbours."
- Craig McGrath, Yarra City Council

Parramatta City Council

Each year, Parramatta City Council collaborate with their local Bushcare Group to transform local park reserves into tranquil resting spots for everyone to enjoy.

Auburn City Council

For National Tree Day 2011, Auburn City Council hosted a community tree planting in the Auburn Botanical Gardens, supported by Community Pride.

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has participated in the National Tree Day initiative since 2001. Find out why they are such long term supporters and how the public planting events they run benefit the community.

City of Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo has been involved in National Tree Day since its inception in 1996, always partnering with a community group to re-vegetate and improve a local park, waterway or bushland reserve. Read their success story...