National Tree Planting
Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event that takes place on the last Sunday in July each year. Since Tree Day started in 1996 over more than 3.8 million volunteers, including Guides, have planted 23 million native trees and shrubs. Planet Ark really appreciates the support that Girl Guides provide to National Tree Day and looks forward to their ongoing involvement.
Nearly 300 000 volunteers participated in Tree Day in 2016, planting over 1.1 million native trees and shrubs at 3 200 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.
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 Ark’s mailing list should receive correspondence from them.
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.