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Join National Tree Day at Haunted Hills Bike Park on 30 July 2023 with Planet Ark

Latrobe City Council and Planet Ark invite residents to join National Tree Day, planting trees to improve the environment. A Tree Day event will be held, and participants can register online.

By news@gippsland - 17th July 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council and Planet Ark are inviting Latrobe City residents to dig in and do something good for nature and the community as part of National Tree Day 2023. Schools Tree Day (July 28) and National Tree Day (July 30) are Australia's largest annual tree-planting and nature care events, with plantings taking place across the country on the last weekend of July.

Latrobe City Council invites the community to join the seedling planting at the Haunted Hills Mountain Bike Park on 30th July from 10 am - 12.30 pm

Latrobe City Council invites the community to join the seedling planting at the Haunted Hills Mountain Bike Park on 30th July from 10 am - 12.30 pm

Nature conservation volunteering

Each year, around 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in activities that encourage greater understanding of the natural world and how we can protect it.

Mayor of Latrobe City Council, Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan said with the simple action of planting a tree, community members can help improve our environment and make our community a happier and healthier place to live. "National Tree Day is a great opportunity to maintain and enhance our beautiful environment for our local wildlife as well as ensuring the region continues to be a great place to live and getting all the benefits that come from spending time outdoors."

"Over 26 million trees have been planted by volunteers since 1996 as part of the program and council is excited to support the goal of getting another million native plants in the ground this year," said the Mayor.

Join the tree planting event

Council is hosting a National Tree Day event at:

  • Haunted Hills Bike Park (access is between Yallourn Cemetery and the Moe Transfer station on Haunted Hills Rd, Newborough)
  • Sunday 30 July from 10 am - 12.30pm

Approximately 1,500 trees, shrubs, grasses and sedges will be planted to reflect the vegetation type that previously occurred in the area. Residents can register to volunteer at the event via the National Tree Day website at

All participants will receive a free hot drink to acknowledge their contribution. Community members who attend are reminded to wear sturdy footwear and bring a raincoat. Gloves, tools, drinking water, refreshments and equipment for planting will all be provided on the day.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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