Thanks for National Tree Day efforts

Many local community groups have done their bit and helped the Gippsland Lakes catchment by participating in National Tree Day activities.

National Tree Day is a fulfilling opportunity to connect with our community, to do something good for our local environment and benefit your health by spending some time in nature.

Research shows that spending time in nature is key to growing happier, healthier, calmer, smarter and closer*, and there’s no better way to embrace these benefits than by taking part in the iconic twenty-one year environmental campaign.

“We are becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world, to the detriment of our health and happiness,” says Planet Ark’s National Tree Day Manager Debbie Agnew.

“However, the impacts of just adding nature are significant, including benefits to mental and physical health and wellbeing. This year’s National Tree Day theme, Grow More – Just Add Nature, highlights how we can use the power of nature to help us reach our full potential in all aspects of our lives. We all need nature to thrive!”

National Tree Day Last year nearly 300,000 people took part at over 3,500 sites across the country, planting more than 1.2 million native trees, shrubs and edibles and helping to green urban areas.

We’d like to thank the many local groups who rolled up their sleeves and got involved in National Tree Day including Eastwood Landcare Group, Bairnsdale Urban Landcare Group, East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network, Lakes Entrance Community Landcare Group, Lakes Entrance Schools and Community Hub, Nungurner Landcare Group and many more!

If you’d like to do your bit to help the local environment, we recommend contacting one of these fantastic groups who are always looking for more volunteers and support.


*A series of independent reports about the value of nature commissioned by Planet Ark can be found at