Toyota Australia celebrates 23 years of National Tree Day

By Jennifer McMillan 6 June 2022

Meet the Toyota Dealerships who have been working to green their communities.

In 2022, Toyota Australia celebrates 23 years as the Major Sponsor of Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. As part of their support Toyota mobilises its business network of Dealers, Teammates and brand ambassadors to support National Tree Day and assist schools, councils and groups to take an active part in caring for their local environment.  

Individual Toyota Dealerships often go above and beyond in their support for local community events, providing funding for seedlings and planting equipment as well as merchandise and activities for kids and adults alike.  

Torque Toyota

Torque Toyota has been supporting National Tree Day for 15 years. Torque has partnered with multiple schools including Mango Hill State School, Hercules Road State School, Jinibara State School, Boondall State School, St. Margaret's Anglican Girls School, Sesame Lane Regency and Street Childcare Centre.   

They have planted over 250 native Australian plants in their community! 

Mike Carney Toyota 

Mike Carney Toyota has been planting for National Tree Day for over 10 years. They have partnered with Townsville City Council for previous National Tree Day events, and they have supported over 16 schools in plantingnearly 900 plants.  

Jarvis Toyota 

Jarvis Toyota is celebrating 15 years of National Tree Day events. In 2021 they partnered with St Bernadette’s Primary School to plant native trees by the beach!  

Pacific Toyota  

Tropical Tree Day is a celebration of trees for all our friends who live in the northern states, specifically around the Cairns region in Queensland. Tropical Tree Day is held on the first Sunday of December every year, as there is typically higher rainfall in the northern states to water the growing seedlings. Since 2017, Pacific Toyota have supported local environmental projects to plant 5,600 trees in the Cairns region. In addition to high rainfall, higher temperatures mean it has reached 42 degrees at past planting events! 

In previous years, the Pacific Toyota team supported James Cook University students with their goal to start a three-stage revegetation project involving a bush tucker and community garden to educate the community about native tree species and revegetation.  

Sarah Volpe, Marketing Manager at Pacific Toyota says Tropical Tree Day is more than planting trees. 

“It’s great opportunity for me to model community involvement and educate children about the important role trees play in a complicated ecosystem we couldn’t live without.”  

How to get involved:  

Host a planting in your community or find a site near you.  

Jennifer McMillan
Jen worked as a vet nurse while studying environmental science and completing her master's degree in Journalism. She loves bushwalking, storytelling, caring for baby animals, Australian birds and river red gums. Jen works on the National Tree Day campaign and Planet Ark's Seedling Bank.