National Tree Day

Important National Tree Day Dates

Sunday 28 July 2024 - National Tree Day

Friday 26 July 2024 - Schools Tree Day

Council hosts National Tree Day annually with the help of our community. National Tree Day supports our Urban Forest Strategy objectives of enhancing biodiversity, extending our urban forest and our target of increasing canopy cover. 

Participate in National Tree Day 2024 on Sunday 28 July 

Whitehorse City Council will continue the success of our 2023 planting by continuing to plant along the Gardiners Creek Trail Reserve in Box Hill South in 2024. Due to the success of the 2023 planting event we will be running two planting sessions from 10am - 11.30am and 11.30am - 1pm on Sunday 28 July 2024. 

Make sure you register your attendance, and if you're a community group that is planning to attend please get in touch.

Session 1 of planting day runs from 10:00am to 11:30am

Register for Session 1 here

Session 2 of planting day runs from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Register for Session 2 here

In 2023 we created new garden beds as part of the green corridors program at the Gardiners Creek Trail Reserve. Gardiners Creek was the first corridor chosen in this program that involved a concentrated effort towards improvements to biodiversity, habitat and tree canopy coverage.

2023 National Tree Day Stats
  • Community participants: 450+

  • Local Indigenous Plants planted on site to expand the biodiversity and habitat: 3500+

  • Local Indigenous Trees planted on site to expand the canopy: 50+

  • Mulch spread on site: 20M3+

  • Sausage sizzle snags consumed on site: 430+

View the before and after photos of the Gardiners Creek Trail National Tree Day Planting in 2023.

Have questions about taking part in National Tree Day 2024?