About National Tree Day

Planet Ark recently celebrated 22 years of National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day - Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 4 million people have planted over 24 million trees and plants and it's still growing.

When is National Tree Day?

The dates for 2018 are:

  • Schools Tree Day Friday 27th July 2018 and 
  • National Tree Day Sunday 29th July 2018

Traditionally it is always held in the last weekend in July, as this is the most appropriate day for the majority of regions. However, if these don't suit - our insurance covers every day of the year, as we believe "every day is Tree Day".

What is National Tree Day?

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event.

Environmental Benefits

National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians.

Health Benefits

Planet Ark's research demonstrates the benefits of interaction with nature for children's health, wellbeing and development. Find out how...

Sponsorship Partners

The continued support of National Tree Day sponsor Toyota has ensured the ongoing success of National Tree Day.

Tree Day Success Stories

Read some inspiring stories showcasing a variety of organisations and their individual approaches to successful Tree Day events.