An environmental investment
COFFS Harbour City Council and Planet Ark are urging schools and locals to leave a lasting legacy in their community.
School Tree Day will be held next Friday followed by National Tree Day next Sunday.
In anticipation, the councl has registered a site at Park Beach Reserve between the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club and the mouth of Coffs Creek.
Together with the support of the C.ex Group and Park Beach Surf Club, the council welcomes everyone to come along on Sunday, July 29, from 9am - 1pm and join in the fun.
"We are encouraging the community to get involved in National Tree Day," Coffs Harbour Deputy Mayor Denise Knight said.
"It's easy, fun and is a small investment of time for great environmental, community and health benefits - and if we don't plant trees, what are our kids going to climb in the years to come?"
The C.ex Community Crew will also be participating in the event with over 10 C.ex Community Crew members planting for a more sustainable environment and community.
"Our Community Crew are ready for a fantastic community event and look forward to working hard to make a positive impact on our local beach environment," Community Relations Officer Lauren Beverly-Jones said.
Locally, Orara Upper Public School and William Bayldon Public School are also doing their bit by creating rainforest gardens in the school grounds.
Participation in National Tree Day helps Australians make a difference within their community and to understand the benefits of tree planting to address important environmental issues such as the loss of habitat for native wildlife, soil salinity, erosion and long-term carbon offsetting.
This year there is also a focus on human health and the well-documented benefits that getting outside amongst trees and nature can bring to families and individuals.
Celebrating its 17th year, National Tree Day has resulted in the planting of more than 17 million native trees and shrubs since it began.
To find out more about National Tree Day, please visit treeday.planetark.org, call the Hotline on 1300 88 5000 or visit your local participating Toyota Dealership.