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National Tree Day 2015

Celebrating 20 years of planting trees and greening communities

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National Tree Day is a campaign that brings together Australians from across the nation work together to do something positive for their communities and the environment.

Each year, thousands of families and community groups take part in National Tree Day, which takes place on Sunday 26 July. Today, 3,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia will take part in Schools Tree Day. Students nation-wide will learn how to plant, and care for the seedlings they grow.

Ahead of National Tree Day this year Planet Ark launched a research report titled ‘Needing Trees - the Nature of Happiness’. The report found that children who engage in just one third more outdoor activities than their peers grow up to be happier adults and that three out of four adults played outdoors more often than indoors when they were young, compared to only one in ten children today.

To take place, find a public site. All public sites are registered at the Planet Ark website: http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/.

You can also register your own backyard as a site!