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National Tree Day is on!

Greater Shepparton City Council and the Shepparton Mooroopna Urban Landcare Group invite you to get into nature and plant trees for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day.

The local National Tree Day event is taking place in Tassicker Reserve at 100 Kittles Road, Shepparton, on Sunday 30 July 2017. Activities start from 10.00am until 12.00pm with trees, stakes, weed-mats and equipment provided.

“National Tree Day is the perfect opportunity to continue the great work from last year’s efforts and continue the efforts of One Tree Per Child. Many residents will be aware we have been busy planting in this reserve for the last few years, continuing our efforts this year and next year will enable the reserve to be fully planted with trees. Once the reserve is completed we have identified new reserves to plant next year,” said Mayor Dinny Adem.

“Trees and plants provide great areas for residents to enjoy when out and about, or simply for aesthetic reasons. So why not get involved on Sunday 30 July,” said Cr Adem.

Last year nearly 310,000 people took part in National Tree Day at over 3,500 sites across the country, planting more than 1.1 million native trees, shrubs and edibles and helping to green urban areas.

National Tree Day also coincides with the One Tree Per Child community planting initiative. Council aims to partner with the community to plant a native plant for each person aged under 18 in Greater Shepparton. Community partnerships are vital to ensure we plant the 16,664 plants required to meet our goals and to make Greater Shepparton a cleaner, greener community.

National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota Australia and its Dealer Network which provides on-the-ground support at tree planting sites across Australia.

To find out more about National Tree Day locally please contact Greater Shepparton City Council on 5832 9700 or visit, for schools please visit To find out more about the One Tree Per Child initiative visit


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