Sunday 30 July is National Tree Day, Australia’s largest annual community tree planting and nature care event.

Since Planet Ark held its first National Tree Day in 1996, more than 26 million trees have been planted by more than 5 million people.

This year, more than 300,000 national volunteers will give their time by taking part in environmental activities and educating Australians about their local environment.

Learn more about National Tree Day on Planet Ark’s website.

Plant a tree for National Tree Day

We invite you to celebrate National Tree Day by planting indigenous vegetation at Greythorn Park in Balwyn North and Lynden Park in Camberwell.

Join us for a morning of planting to help protect and preserve our open space environments.

Volunteers will be on-site to provide guidance on how and where to plant vegetation to improve habitats for plant and animal species.

No registration is required for this event.

Please note: This event may be cancelled if there's heavy rain on the day.

What to bring

Please wear closed shoes and a hat. Bring a water bottle and snacks if needed.

All tools, equipment and plants will all be provided.

Greythorn Park

Date: Saturday 29 July
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Meet at the Alpha Street car park.

Lynden Park

Date: Sunday 30 July
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Meet at the corner of Netherway Street and Hoolsmoor Road.

Why plant a tree?

There are many benefits to protecting and planting trees in our community. Trees:

  • create homes for hundreds of species of animals
  • clean the air by absorbing harmful pollutants like ammonia
  • release oxygen to sustain life on earth
  • absorb CO2, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

Our Tree Canopy Strategy

We have around 115,000 trees across our streets, parks and other open spaces across Boroondara.

Increasing tree cover across Boroondara is a key goal of our new Tree Canopy Strategy – currently under development.

The strategy will guide Council and our community to protect the trees we have and create new opportunities to plant more trees on both Council and private land.

Find out more and register for updates through our Tree Canopy Strategy page on Engage Boroondara.