Friday, May 22, 2009

National Tree Day


National Tree Day (Website)

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota, is Australia's largest community tree-planting event. In it’s 14-year history more than 2 million volunteers have planted over 13 million native trees and shrubs!

This year’s National Tree Day is on Sunday 2 August with Schools Tree Day to be held on Friday 31 July (there are also additional insured dates for 2009). Planet Ark is currently seeking individuals to register and run local tree planting and bush regeneration sites.

Australian film and television actor and National Tree Day Ambassador, Jack Thompson, is urging all Australians to join Planet Ark’s tree-planting revolution and register as Site Coordinators.

"Planting and growing native trees and shrubs on Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is rewarding in so many ways," says Thompson. Read more

* EUCALYPTUS:(From Greek, eu + καλύπτω = "True Cap") is a diverse genus of trees (and a few shrubs), the members of which dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia, with a very small number found in adjacent parts of New Guinea and Indonesia and one as far north as the Philippines.

1 comment:

MrBrownThumb said...

I had no idea companies like Toyota sponsored things like tree days. I wonder if they do something similar like this in the states.