National Tree Day

National Tree Day is 2nd August and if they’re not able to plant a tree, locals are being urged to participate in a social media campaign, by taking a photo with their favourite tree.

“We are calling on all Australians to make a pledge to regenerate through connecting with nature, whether that be by planting a tree in the backyard, doing some weeding in local bushland or simply hugging a tree!” Planet Ark Deputy CEO Rebecca Gilling said.

The organisation encourages Australians to plant in their backyard or garden where possible, access the range of resources online and get involved with the #HugATreeForNTD campaign to show their commitment to regeneration.

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Whilst official National Tree Day group planting events have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Planet Ark remains committed to celebrating trees and helping communities connect with nature on the day.