30 July, 2019

National Tree Day 2019

National Tree Day was held last weekend. There were two main events as part of National Tree Day: Schools Tree Day on Friday 26th July 2019 and National Tree Day on Sunday 28th July 2019.  

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. It is a chance for Australians to come together and give back to their community. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then over 25 million trees have been planted by over 4 million volunteers. 

Local councils, schools, businesses and communities all over Australia are getting involved in National Tree Day. Participants are encouraged to get outdoors and plant some trees. There are thousands of National Tree Day events happening around the country with many local councils providing seedlings to be planted or tree planting kits to take home. Do a quick search to see if there are any events happening in your area. 

There are plenty of other ways to get involved in National Tree Day with your family. Get outdoors and take a look at the trees in your garden or local area. Read books and poems about trees. Talk to your children about why trees are important. Older children could even do some research to find out more about trees and how they help to ensure the air we breathe is clean. 

National Tree Day is a great opportunity for your child to practise their writing skills. You can find many Learn Primary lessons to support children’s writing under Composing in the English section of the Learn Primary App. Your child could write a poem about trees, acrostic poems are a great place to start. Younger children could create a poster advertising National Tree Day. Older children could write a persuasive speech or letter to encourage their audience to take part in National Tree Day. If you attend a National Tree Day event your child could write an email to a friend or family member telling them what they did. They could even share some pictures of the trees they planted. 

National Tree Day is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors and get your hands dirty planting trees and having fun in the community. But you don’t have to stop after the event…keep on looking for opportunities to learn about nature and the environment and preserve our wonderful parks and reserves.

Happy Planting!

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