Celebrate National Tree Day with a free tree

Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with local community groups to offer you a free tree next week to celebrate Planet Ark’s National Tree Day 2022.

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22 July 2022

Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with local community groups to offer you a free tree next week to celebrate Planet Ark’s National Tree Day 2022.

This year National Tree Day is on Sunday 31 July with the theme – Connect to nature and community.

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day (29 July) are Australia’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care events. It’s a time to get outdoors, get to know your community and have fun.

Planet Ark’s co-CEO, Rebecca Gilling said there are clear benefits to spending time in nature and by planting a tree you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife and make your community a better place to live.

Since the initiative began in 1996, more than 26 million trees have been planted by Australian volunteers as part of the program and the goal this year is to get another one million in the ground.

Council’s Environmental Engagement Officer, Erin Moon said free tree tube stock will be on offer at different locations across the shire next week to celebrate National Tree Day.

“We’re excited to be partnering with local community groups this year to offer multiple pick-up points across the shire and give people an opportunity to connect with these great community groups,” Ms Moon said.

Tree giveaways will be held at the following locations next week during the following times or while stocks last.

  • Wednesday 27 July, from 12.30pm to 2pm: Bemboka Community Pantry Bemboka Hall
  • Thursday 28 & Friday 29 July, from 10:00am to 3:00pm: Community Access Centre Cobargo
  • Friday 29 July, from 8am to 12pm: Bega SCPA Farmers Markets, Littleton Gardens
  • Friday 29 July, from 9am to 12pm: Eden Access Centre
  • Sunday 31 July, from 9am to 12pm: Quaama Renewal Centre, Quaama Hall
  • Sunday 31 July, from 10am to 12pm: Towamba Hall

Please note that stocks are limited and there will be a limit of 2 plants per person.

For more information on National Tree Day, visit www.treeday.planetark.org.

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