National Tree Day is on Sunday, 29 July so get involved in this worthwhile community event
Scenic Rim residents are being encouraged to celebrate the region’s enviable environment and lifestyle by “digging deep” this week and planting a tree for National Tree Day.
National Tree Day is on Sunday, 29 July, but local school students get a head start with Schools Tree Day on Friday, 27 July.
The events are an initiative of Planet Ark, which has partnered with Scenic Rim Regional Council to help provide information and assistance in the local area to make tree planting events a success.
In the lead-up to the Schools Tree Day, Council invited interested local schools to apply for free trees and plants from its nursery.
Mayor John Brent is encouraging residents of all ages to take part in tree planting initiatives, either as part of a group activity or in their own back yard.
Cr Brent visited Tamborine Mountain State School on Monday where he planted trees with students in support of Schools Tree Day.
“I encourage school groups and anyone who wants to make a difference to the environment to get involved in this worthwhile community event,” he said.
“Council has provided free trees and plants to a number of local schools as part of our commitment to making this year’s event a success.”
Tamborine Mountain State School received 120 free plants for projects on the school grounds as part of the event. Other state schools which applied for free plants and trees as part of the Schools Tree Day initiative included Beechmont 150; Boonah High 24; Gleneagle 50; Hillview 10; Kalbar 70; Mt Alford 10; Roadvale 50; St Bernard 15; Warrill View 40; along with the Maroon Outdoor Education Centre 20.