A day to branch out – it’s National Tree Day!

Lui Zacher
July 31, 2022 / 12:28 am

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Three quarters of Australians believe planting trees is a vital way to learn about our environment, and how to care for it, and today is the perfect day to “reconnect”

The City of Greater Geelong is holding a tree planting day, providing everything needed to plant trees along an 800m stretch of a popular walking trail.

The Lions Club will also be attending, hosting a barbeque and providing refreshments to those who volunteer their time.

Ted Wilson Trail will benefit from the mass-planting event, as Councillor Anthony Aitken Chair of the City Works, Parks and Gardens portfolio explains

“With the help of the community, we’re aiming to plant as many trees as possible along an 800-metre stretch of the trail corridor,” Cr Aitken said.

“The trees will grow to create a green boundary and provide natural shade for pedestrians and cyclists using the trail.”

The 12km long track follows the alignment of the Geelong Ring Road from Corio through to Herne Hill.

The event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong’s National Landcare Program.

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Planet Ark reasearch found eight out of ten of uas agree spending time in nature is good for our wellbeing – both physically and mentally.

“These results clearly show Australians want to have a positive impact on the environment and one of the simplest things we can do to support nature is to plant a tree,” said Planet Ark co-CEO Rebecca Gilling.

“With that one small action you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife, and make your community a better place to live.”



Image: Planet Ark – National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree planting and nature care event.