Planet Ark


Oh What a Feeling - It's Tree Day!

Olivia Newton John Last year's National Tree Day has been the biggest and most successful ever! Thanks to hundreds of thousands of Australians, Tree Day has achieved a new record-breaking outcome.

Tree Day is organised nationally by Planet Ark and brought to you by Toyota and the AMP Foundation. We would all like to extend a heartfelt thank to all those who helped make National Tree Day Australia's single biggest tree planting event.

More than 247,000 people joined together to plant 2.2 million native trees and shrubs at over 3,440 sites across the country.

Hundreds of thousands of children greened up Australia on Schools Tree Day - more than 2,200 schools and 300 councils got involved in last year's event!

Toyota, makers of the Prius electric/petrol hybrid car had 163 dealerships organise sites around the country. Over 1,000 AMP employees and financial planners also planted thousands of native trees on the day. Greening Australia helped to organise over 400 sites. Starbucks donated hundreds of kilos of freshly brewed coffee to volunteers at sites across Australia and Lions clubs also pitched in with their famous barbeques.

Reinforcing the participatory spirit of the event, hundreds of community and environment groups like Landcare, Bushcare, schools, church groups, Lions and Apex clubs organised sites on the day.

Without people digging in and doing their bit to help green up Australia, we would not have achieved these phenomenal results.

Thanks again for your efforts!

Jon Dee
Founder & MD of Planet Ark