The Rockhampton Regional Council invites residents to help grow the future of the region by planting a tree at the National Tree Day community planting day on Sunday, July 28.
National Tree Day has grown into Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event since it was founded in 1996.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, around 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them.
It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun.
Parks Committee Chair Councillor Cherie Rutherford said that the national event is a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely Sunday outside, and make a positive mark on the community.
“National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event, and it’s a day I know many people in the Rockhampton Region look forward to every year,” said Cr Rutherford.
“This Sunday we’re expecting hundreds of people to turn up and get involved across the three planting events Council is hosting, and we have lots of native plants ready to put down their roots.
Planting will be at Remembrance Park in Gracemere, Frenchville Walking Track in North Rockhampton, and at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens along Murray Lagoon.
Council’s Environment Spokesperson Councillor Drew Wickerson said there are many benefits to National Tree Day.
“National Tree Day first started in 1996, and over the years since then we have seen how positive this event is.
“At both the Frenchville walking track and Remembrance Park we’ll be continuing work from previous years, so participants will be able to see the lasting positive impact they can have," he said.
The National Tree Day planting events being held in the Rockhampton Region include:
Remembrance Park in Gracemere from 9am to 11am:
Frenchville Road walking track in North Rockhampton from 9am to 11am:
Murray Lagoon at the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens from 9am to 11am: