Native plant give-aways, free BBQ and lots of fun at National Tree Day

Greater Shepparton City Council invites community members to connect with nature and join the National Tree Day celebrations on Sunday 28 July 2024.

National Tree Day started in 1996 and has since grown into Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event. Since its launch, there has been 27 million trees planted across Australia, with five million volunteers donating a total of 10 million hours.

This year, the National Tree Day community planting event will be taking place at ‘Yakka Basin Reserve’ in Shepparton, on Sunday 28 July from 10am to 12pm.

Greater Shepparton City Council staff and friendly volunteers will be there to assist throughout the event. All plants, stakes, guards, mats, gloves and tools will be provided.

Mayor, Councillor Shane Sali, encouraged residents to join National Tree Day.

“We invite the community to come along with the family and enjoy a day outdoors at National Tree Day in the Yakka Basin Reserve,” he said.

“Planting a tree is a wonderful way to give back to the community and the perfect activity to teach kids how important it is to have a healthy environment.”

Attendants will be able to enjoy a free BBQ, as well as the opportunity to purchase hot drinks from a coffee van.

There will be native plant giveaways on the day. Community members are encouraged to pre-register via this link.

  • Date: Sunday 28 July
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Place: ‘Yakka Basin Reserve’ - access through Grenache Drive off Southdown Street. Parking along Grenache Drive.


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