National Tree Planting

Planet Ark's National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event. Since Tree Day started in 1996 over 11.5 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than 1.5 million volunteers including Guides. Planet Ark really appreciates the Girl Guides support of National Tree Day and looks forward to their involvement in 2008.

In total more than 290,000 volunteers participated in Tree Day in 2007, planting over 1.2 million native trees and shrubs at 3,100 sites around Australia. The planting of these local native trees helps to provide food and shelter for Australia's wildlife, increasing native biodiversity and combating the habitat loss that threatens much of our wildlife.

Planet Ark are anticipating that their new database will be live in March, so that Guide Units can register their event online. Units may prefer to nominate their usual Unit meeting time rather than the Sunday, or individuals can join another registered site. Previous participants that have joined Planet Arks mailing list should receive correspondence from them.

To gain PR click here media release 1 or media release 2 template. To download activity packs, and order PR materials, you can visit Planet Ark to register or contact the National Tree Day hotline on 1300 88 5000.