National Tree Day News - Start a tree-planting revolution

Start a tree-planting revolution

Date: 12-May-09
Author: Michelle Cook

This year’s National Tree Day is on Sunday 2 August with Schools Tree Day to be held on Friday 31 July. Planet Ark is asking individuals who are looking for a way to make a positive environmental difference, to register and run local tree-planting sites.

“As a National Tree Day Site Coordinator you have the opportunity to do something good for the environment and your community,” says Planet Ark Spokeswoman Rebecca Gilling.  “Start by getting your local school, sporting or church group together and then ask your local council if it can provide you with some land to care for and seedlings to plant”.

Site Coordinators are required to organise and supervise their registered tree-planting site. Planet Ark provides support to all registered Site Coordinators through its National Tree Day Hotline and website, where downloadable resources and a step-by-step guide, as well as tools to help Site Coordinators promote their tree- planting, are readily available.

National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive.
Site Coordinator information kits are available by visiting or calling the National Tree Day Hotline on 1300 88 5000.

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