Frankston City’s initiatives for National Tree Day

Published on 18 July 2022

National Tree Planting Day

Frankston City is blessed with a wide variety of nature reserves and parklands, and we take their protection seriously.

National Tree Day is an opportunity for the whole community to get together to help protect the environment as part of a national initiative established by Planet Ark in 1996. Every year, 300,000 Australians venture outdoors, get their hands dirty and engage in environmental activities.

Here in Frankston, we have planned the following:

  • Rehabilitation of Jubilee Park: Join us at Jubilee Park for National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July from 10am to noon. Council will provide plants and tree-planting tools for all to come and revegetate the land. You can register at the site of Planet Ark.
  • School tree planting: Schools Tree Day is on Friday 29 July, and Frankston City Council is donating 50 plants to each Frankston school and 25 plants to each preschool taking part in the event. Schools can also register their event with Planet Ark in order to gain access to great resources for their day to be a success.
  • Saving the koalas: Our parklands are as beneficial to our people as they are to our wildlife, and thanks to a Council Grant, the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Group is offering saplings to help revive Frankston’s koala population. For more information as to where to collect these, email

Council is committed to planting 80,000 trees in the area as part of the Urban Forest Action Plan 2020-2024. It is hoped that Frankston’s tree canopy will grow from 17 to 20% by 2040.

We invite the public to join us in our efforts. For more information contact the Planning and Environment Department at