National Tree Day
National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help us plant one million new native trees and shrubs across the country.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them. It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun!
When is National Tree Day?
The dates for 2021 are:
- Schools Tree Day Friday 30th July 2021 and
- National Tree Day Sunday 1st August 2021
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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.
Stay safe the Tree Day team.