Australia’s National Tree Day, which occurs annually on the 31st of July, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

Coordinated by Planet Ark and sponsored by Toyota, National Tree Day has historically teamed up with Schools Tree Day – combining to make up Australia’s biggest tree planting event. With the objective of planting and caring for native trees and shrubs to improve our environment, National Tree Day supports biodiversity by providing habitat for native wildlife along with many proven benefits for human inhabitants too.

With a focus on significantly improving green corridors in urban areas, volunteer planting continues to grow each year.

People are encouraged to find and participate in their local community planting day, or check the health of the trees in their street. If trees appear to be struggling or need maintenance, residents can report this to council. This is particularly important during summer, when high temperatures often cause street trees to become stressed, requiring additional water.

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