Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Planet Ark are inviting Baulkham Hills residents to get outside and grow for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day.
The local National Tree Day event is taking place in Kellyville at Fraser Avenue Childcare Centre on Friday, 26 July.
“We’re inviting all residents to get outside and connect with nature, do something good for the environment and help their local community. I’ll be doing my bit at Kellyville to show my support.” Mr Elliott said.
These local activities will be part of a milestone event, as Planet Ark and sponsor Toyota Australia prepare to plant the 20-millionth seedling since the event began in 1996.
National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 200,000 people take part in National Tree Day events at thousands of sites organised by councils, schools, businesses, communities, and Toyota Dealers across the country.
Participation in National Tree Day is fun, community-focused and helps address important environmental issues like the loss of habitat for native wildlife, soil salinity and erosion, as well as being good for individual and community health.
“Aussies are spending more and more time inside and on-screen, disconnected from the natural world, but research studies from here and overseas show there are real benefits associated with spending time outside and in contact with nature,” says National Tree Day Manager Debbie Agnew.
“National Tree Day is a call-to-action for all Australians to Get Outside and Grow, for their own health and that of the environment.”
National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota and its Dealer Network, which provides on the ground support at local community tree planting sites Australia wide.
To find out more about National Tree Day, please visit treeday.planetark.org, call the Hotline on 1300 88 5000 or visit your local participating Toyota Dealership.