Why people love Tree Day
This is a selection of quotes from past participants when asked what they enjoyed most about participating in Tree Day:
"The sense of community spirit and pride the volunteers showed even though it was a wet freezing cold day in Eltham"
"....it's beautiful to watch it grow, knowing we helped in some small part."
"Seeing the excitement on my toddler's face as he put a worm into "his new home", while planting the tree. It's something he talks about still."
"My child enjoying the planting - and every time we pass the park he yells out 'hello trees'. He is now connected to the land there."
"It's great to see so many smiles on everyone's faces!"
"Working together with like-minded people, companionship and goodwill."
"Bringing people together to build up our local community. It's fantastic to see people motivated and given an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of our environment."
"Being out in the open air with other people, adults, children and dogs and sharing the experience and doing something really worthwhile."
"A great sense of fun and of sharing and a feeling that our small contribution can make great changes that last many lifetimes."
"It gives a sense of satisfaction to be able to look back in future years and think "I have helped the community....by planting that tree". The tree is a living reminder."
"Seeing the kids sense of pride and accomplishment."
"It was lovely to see so many people out there, and my kids had a ball. It is great to think I can take them back there when they are older to show them how the trees have grown!"
"Being involved as a family in our community on the day. After the day we also enjoy seeing the trees grow when we visit the park."