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National Tree Day Events Cancelled for 2020

29th July 2020

Schools Tree Day (July 31) and National Tree Day (August 2) are Australia’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care events and usually take place on the last weekend of July.

However, this year things are a little different. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across Australian communities and the ongoing uncertainty around potential restrictions on gatherings, Planet Ark has made the difficult decision to cancel official National Tree Day planting events this year.

Whilst official National Tree Day group planting events have been cancelled this year due to the impact of COVID-19, Port Pirie Regional Council remains committed to celebrating trees and helping our local communities connect with nature on these days.

Although we will not be physically planting in groups this year, Council encourages residents to plant in their backyard or garden where possible, as the act of planting one small tree can have a BIG impact.

Residents might also choose to do some weeding or perhaps get involved with the #HugATreeForNTD campaign on social media.

For more information about National Tree Day and alternative ways to mark the occasion, please visit www.treeday.planetark.org