It’s Schools Tree Day on July 28 and National Tree Day on July 30 – so time to get out and plant a tree and help your corner of the globe.
This national Plant Ark initiative has been going for over 22 years. It’s an opportunity to get out into nature, to green our grey areas and to connect to nature when Australians spend on average 90% of their time indoors.
Tree Day involves around 300,000 Australians volunteering to plant trees in their local communities. In 2016 across northern Sydney, 2000 residents helped to plant around 5000 trees and plants. The trees come from a variety of sources, often grown from seeds in council nurseries to ensure they’re a relevant local variety, or from Bunnings, sponsors Toyota or landcare and bushcare groups.
Hornsby Council – Rose Park, Galston Road, Hornsby Heights, 10 – 12 noon, July 30. Involves creating native bushland by planting trees, shrubs and grasses from HSC’s community nursery. The varieties are native to the area, many having been grown from seeds picked up locally. The council also provides seedlings to schools on request for school planting day.