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Every year National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day compose Australia's largest tree planting and nature care event. Over 20 million trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted since 1996. And - each year more than 200,000 people participate in events run by their school, council, community group, and even at home.
As well as helping to care for and repair the natural environment Tree Day is a great opportunity to encourage people to get outside and in contact with nature.
We will be in touch closer to the date with more information specific to your area.
• Schools Tree Day is Friday 28 July and
• National Tree Day is Sunday 30 July.
There are two ways that you can support Tree Day, either attend a local school, council or community group event or encourage constituents to get involved.Contact us if you'd like to attend an event in your local area.