National Tree Day started in 1996 and has grown into Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event.
It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to the community.
While every day can be Tree Day, we dedicate celebration of Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day to the last Friday in July, and first Sunday in August respectively.
In 2021, Schools Tree Day is Friday 30th July and National Tree Day is Sunday 1st August.
COVID-19 has imposed significant constraints on the way public events can be run, including the requirement to comply with physical distancing rules. Planet Ark, together with our partners, have carefully considered the expert advice available from governments and health authorities in proceeding in this manner and we will continue to monitor this into the future and advise of any changes to National Tree Day in 2021.
We acknowledge the commitment and tireless work of the many State, Territory and regional committees, organisations, schools and individuals whose passion each year makes National Tree Day an outstanding success.
We thank you for your understanding and for working with us during these uncertain times.
— The Tree Day team.
Over 26 million trees have been planted by more than 5 million people, and this number continues to grow with the help of our dedicated volunteers around the country.
Each year over 3,000 pre-schools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia participate in variety of Schools Tree Day activities.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people volunteer their time to plant seedlings and restore thousands of hectares of unique Australian landscape.
Running or supporting a Tree Day planting will cool and beautify neighbourhoods, bring nature to communities, and have environmental benefits for years to come.--->
National Tree Day is a great opportunity for Businesses to bring a bit more nature into the workplace or to encourage staff to get outside and connect with nature.
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