Council to help mark National Tree Day 2021

Kempsey Shire Council

Preschool students participating in National Schools Tree Day

Kempsey Shire Council are donating plants to schools and encouraging residents to get involved this National Tree Day as part of their ongoing commitment to environmental initiatives.

Council will be gifting either a fruit tree, seasonal vegetable or native plant to each of the 43 schools in the shire to encourage them to take part in National Schools Tree Day on Friday 30 July.

Kempsey Shire Council Coordinator Civic Services, Katy Rogan, said that while there will be no public events this National Tree Day, the rest of the community are still encouraged to participate on Sunday 1 August by planting in their backyards or gardens where possible.

“National Tree Day is a great excuse to venture outdoors to enjoy the sunshine while doing your bit by planting trees, herbs or shrubs and connect with nature. Take the opportunity to educate yourself or your kids on the benefits of giving back to the environment.”

“So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get our hands dirty to improve the health of our environment and to help our native flora and fauna thrive,” said Ms Rogan.

Founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Oliva Newton-John, National Tree Day has become Australia largest collective tree planting and environmental education event.

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