National Tree Day will be held on Sunday 31st July 2011, with Schools Tree Day taking place on the Friday 29th July 2011. Celebrating its 16th year in 2011, Australians work together to protect their natural environment by planting and caring for native trees and shrubs. Since its inception in 1996, more than 15 million seedlings have been planted by more than 2 million volunteers across 3,500 sites nationwide. National Tree Day aims to ‘inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians.’
National Tree Day
The Environment Institute was recently involved in a similar project. This took place at Kangaroo Island from 8th-10th July, 2011, where 10 postgraduate students were given the opportunity to be involved in re-instating large areas of habitat for some of KI’s rarest plant life. This year over 120,000 seedlings, many of them endemic to KI, were planted. Read more
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