National Tree Day

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Woollahra Council is proud to support National Tree Day each year, in partnership with Planet Ark.

2019 Event

Pull on your gloves, dig in the dirt and plant a native tree at Lighthouse Reserve this National Tree Day. With views of the ocean this is a great location to reconnect with nature and do your bit for the environment. This community activity will beautify the park and extend the habitat corridor for small birds and other wildlife. Everyone is welcome!

All plants will be supplied by Woollahra Council along with gloves and tools. Join us for a BBQ after your planting and let the kids enjoy our interactive native wildlife program.

When: Sunday, 28 July 2019, 9am to 1pm

Where: Lighthouse Reserve, Vaucluse

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2018 Event

National Tree Day

Community Planting National Tree Day 2018Over 1,300 native seedlings were planted by community volunteers on Sunday 29 July at Lighthouse Reserve, Vaucluse. Thanks to the efforts of well over 100 volunteers these plants will help to beautify our local park whilst creating a habitat corridor for small birds and other wildlife.

The children who joined us also enjoyed an interactive native wildlife program, with the opportunity to learn more about ring-tailed possums, tree frogs, goannas, and pythons.

2017 Events

National Tree Day

Tree Day Planting 2017Sunday 30 July was a great day for local wildlife and small birds with more than 120 volunteers coming along to help us plant 1,500 seedlings at Lighthouse Reserve, Vaucluse. Thanks to everyone who participated in our event and helped regenerate another important piece of local bushland!

2016 Events

National Tree Day

National Tree DayCouncil staff and volunteers planted more than 500 seedlings of native trees and shrubs at North Cooper Park (Bellevue Hill) on Sunday 31 July. Cooper Park is an important wildlife corridor for biodiversity conservation. We thank everyone for coming along to the event to help regenerate the park.

2015 Events

National Tree Day

National Tree DayOn 26 July, The Mayor and Councillors joined approximately 175 people to help plant over 800 native trees for National Tree Day in Cooper Park North, Bellevue Hill.

Cooper Park is an important wildlife corridor for our native animals and birds, by planting new native trees and shrubs, we hope to increase biodiversity, improve habitat quality and enhance land stabilisation.
On the day, participants planted over 800 native tree seedlings. Attendees were rewarded with a free sausage sizzle and were able to interact with native wildlife, such as pythons, birds, marsupials, lizards and turtles, thanks to an Aussie Wildlife mobile environmental education service. Attendees were able to learn about these animals and draw connections about how we can help protect them – planting trees is a great start!

The enthusiasm of Woollahra residents willing to roll up their sleeves and participate in this community event was admired. The event proved to be a fun, family friendly activity that made a positive contribution to the environment.

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree DaySchools Tree Day saw close to 100 new trees planted in Double Bay Public School and in Vaucluse Public School grounds. Students from various year groups pitched in to plant native trees and seedlings in their school to enhance their outdoor space and gardens.

The students did a fantastic job, and should be very proud of their efforts and for contributing to the local environment. Well done to Vaucluse PS and Double Bay PS and on behalf of Woollahra Council, thank you for helping us enhance our local biodiversity!

2014 Events

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree DayOn 25 July, 55 students from Double Bay Public School and Vaucluse Public School combined forces to plant close to 400 native trees in a section of Gap Park, Watsons Bay.

Planting trees increases biodiveristy in the area, improves natural habitat and enhances land stability, which is especially important in coastal locations.

As a reward for their efforts, each school was given native seedlings to plant in their school, individual certificates and some morning tea. The students did a fantastic job, and should be very proud of their efforts and for contributing to the local environment.

2013 Events

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree DaySt Mark's Preschool in Darling Point were the lucky winners of our 2013 Native Garden Competition.

The preschool received their winning prize, a new native garden, on School's Tree Day (Friday 26 July 2013).

Tinna Loker, Director at St Mark's said the pre-school was very excited to win the competition.

"We have made a significant effort to instil a love of the environment in our students. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to expand on the garden projects we have already undertaken on School's Tree Day. The students were very excited to be involved in the planting and to learn about how we can encourage more native animals into our centre", she said.