It’s that time of year again. Australians are gearing up for National Tree Day 2018, a reminder that we can still make our planet a better (and healthier) place.
This year Schools Tree Day is Friday July 27th and Sunday July 29th is National Tree Day.
Here at JC Tree Services, we are not only about Gold Coast tree removal, we encourage people to replant as well! This tree planting activity can be both fun and fulfilling for people of all ages. So to start, here are the things you need to know about National Tree Day in Australia.
What is National Tree Day?
The Federal Government had initiated its very first National Tree Program in 1982.
Spearheaded by an NGO, Greening Australia, the goal was to restore damaged Australian forests and natural habitats by planting one billion trees. The program had achieved its goal successfully, inspiring the birth of other tree planting organisations like Planet Ark.
In 1996, Planet Ark’s National Tree Day became the first community tree planting event in Australia. It has since become the largest annual nature care event in the country, wherein families and individuals can participate at home, school, or workplace.
Held every last week of July, participants are encouraged to decide on what tree they want and where they wish to plant it. Only then they can start putting the plants in the soil and register it at National Tree Day event organiser Planet Ark.
Why You Should Join
Tree planting is one of the most peaceful and sustainable ways to reduce the amount of CO2 footprint into the atmosphere. In return, this helps our forests recover faster and the air we breathe cleaner.
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are still growing.
The country has seen a consistent increase in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2015 (1%) to 2016 (1.6%). And it’s likely to hit another highest record soon, according to official government reports. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has recently released a statement saying that the government is still on its track to meet its 2020 climate change targets.
Let’s hope that our combined efforts will continue to make a difference.
How To Get Involved
There are plenty of National Tree Day 2018 evenets on the Gold Coast. Below are just a few. Remeber you can get involved in community events or your own backyard, but be sure to plant the right tree in the right place.
In cooperation with Coomera River Catchment Group, Gold Coast City Council holds its annual National Tree Day every last Sunday of July at the Regatta Waters Park. This year 3000 trees will be planted, for more information, click here.
Tamborine Mountain Landcare are again hosting their popular National Tree Day event, planting approx 500 native trees…more details
Join Austinville Landcare Group and help plant native trees along the upper reaches of Mudgeeraba Creek…more details
Additionally, our Gold Coast arborists are open should you need some sound advice on what and where to plant. Happy planting tree huggers!