National School Tree Planting Day

In 2022 Frankston City Council is proud to once again support School Tree Day and National Tree Day.
This years dates fall on:

  • Friday 29 July 2022 - School Tree Day
  • Sunday 31 July 2022 - National Tree Day

National Tree Day 31 July 2022

Co-founded by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John and sponsored by Toyota Australia, National Tree Day Australia has grown to the largest community planting and natural protection event with 300,000 volunteers involved every year. This day aims to inspire the community to connect with nature, give back to the community and support our environment for future generations to enjoy.

The theme for this year’s event is “Urban Forest”. An urban forest is the ecosystem containing all of the trees, plants, fungi and associated animals in the urban environment, on private and public land. This even includes the soil and all the microflora and fauna within it!

Natural Reserve Rangers along with Council Biodiversity officers are hosting this years in National Tree Day event at Jubilee Park – a fantastic opportunity to help restore and enhance a patch of previously neglected bushland!

We are so excited to have the community get together outdoors in a COVID safe environment.  

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2019 National Tree Planting Day at Witternberg reserve

Schools Tree Planting Day - 29 July 2022

Each year, around 3,000 preschools, primary and secondary schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Planting Day. Students nation-wide have learnt how to plant, and care for the seedlings they grow.  Over the past decade, Council has donated tens of thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses for planting in schools around our municipality. 

Schools Tree Planting Day can mark the beginning of a long-term environmental program, engaging students in a fun, hands-on activity that can reinforce their environmental learning for years to come. Or it can simply contribute to beautifying the school grounds for the benefit of future school communities.

Frankston City Council is seeking two Schools (preschool, primary or secondary) to become ambassadors for our local environment. The schools will be selected to become a School Environment Ambassador for National School Tree Planting Day on Friday the 29th July 2022.

The two successful schools will receive 300 indigenous plants donated by Frankston Council and will be eligible to have a visit by one of our Park Rangers and a nursery staff member to give some guidance on successful planting techniques to get you started.

Free Plants for Frankston City Schools and Preschools

In addition to the School Environment Ambassador opportunity, Frankston City Council would like to donate indigenous tube stock plants to all schools participating in National Tree Day. This year we are offering to donate 50 plants to each school and 25 plants to preschools that would like to participate. 

To receive the plants schools need to commit to preparing the site for planting, and watering and maintaining them for a minimum of three years following installation.  

The plants will be delivered to your school or preschool during school hours between Monday 26th July and Thursday 29th July. 

We suggest schools also register their event with Planet Ark, in order to gain access to great resources to help their day be a success. 

For more information please contact the Planning and Environment Department at environment@frankston.vic.gov.au