Despite the limitations of COVID and the wet and gloomy conditions, Central West Lachlan Landcare, Forbes Shire Council and Planet Ark along with a strong number of Forbes Shire volunteers came together to plant trees for National Tree Day 2021.
This year’s Forbes National Tree Day event was held at Forbes Waste Depot, Daroobalgie Road, on Saturday, July 31.
“This is such an important initiative for our community and our environment,” said Forbes Shire Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM.
“It will be something we all look back on in the years to come with great pride,” Phyllis said.
National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown into Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event as we strive to see over one million new trees, shrubs and grasses planted each year.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them. It’s a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun!
The last Friday in July is dedicated to schools celebrating Tree Day. Each year, more than 3000 students participate nationwide in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them.
For more information on National Tree Day please go to planetark.org