Get Growing Clarence!

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Now in it’s 13th year, National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree-planting event. Thanks to people all over Australia the total number of native trees and shrubs planted at National Tree Day sites since 1996 is almost 12 million!

Planet Ark and Clarence Valley Council are calling on schools, community groups and willing individuals in the region to join the fight against climate change by planting trees on National Tree Day.

“Planting native trees is one valuable way that we can contribute to our environment and help fight climate change at a community level,” says Clarence Valley Mayor Ian Tiley.

“The time to act against climate change is now and I encourage all of our community groups and individuals to take part in National Tree Day.”

National Tree Day takes place on Sunday July 27, with Schools Tree Day on July 25. Coordinating a site can be as simple as gathering a few friends to plant native plants in your back yard, planting trees and shrubs around your school or hosting a public site where members of the local community are invited to help. To register your site or to look for sites to assist go to treeday.planetark.org or telephone the National Tree Day Hotline on 1300 885000.

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