One Tree Per Child / National Tree Day

Greater Shepparton City Council invites our community to partner with us to make Greater Shepparton a greener, happier place via the global One Tree Per Child Project.

Planting a tree is often a child’s first act of volunteering for the benefit of our entire community. Let’s leave the municipality in better condition than what we inherited. Let’s plant a tree for every child and enjoy watching the trees grow as our children grow!

The global One Tree Per Child initiative was founded by Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee, who also founded the highly successful National Tree Day Program.

There are 16,664 people aged under 18 children in the City of Greater Shepparton so Council has committed to facilitate a native plant to be planted for each child, every year for five years (2017-2021).

Greater Shepparton City Council are partnering with as many schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Landcare groups, local businesses and community groups help to achieve these goals.

Help Greater Shepparton grow into a greener, happier community

Council has arranged for ten planting sites across the municipality to host community group, business and school planting events. Sites have been prepared in Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Dookie, Kialla Lakes, Kialla Green, Kialla, Seven Creeks and Arcadia.

Nine community planting events have been arranged across the municipality as part of the project. Four events are taking place as part of the “Nurture Nature” school holiday activity program. Five Sunday planting events have been scheduled from 16 July at Kialla Lakes to 13 August at Seven Creeks.

A list of all planting dates and locations is outlined on the flyers below.

Although the project is called One Tree Per Child, the majority of the species planted will be indigenous shrubs and groundcovers that have been largely cleared from our region. The aim is to restore woodland species to provide habitat for woodland birds and other native fauna.

Schools, businesses and community groups can still contact council to nominate a planting location (school grounds or other areas of public land) or to request to plant at one of our ten prepared sites. Council will provide free plants, guards, stakes and weedmats. Please complete the relevant Expression of Interest form below.

Find out more about the global One Tree Per Child program here

Planting Dates

Click here to see our upcoming planting events, or download and print off the Planting Dates flyer below: