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National Tree Day

National Tree Day 2021

Mitchell Shire Council has been supporting National Tree Day Activities for the past 20 years by providing funds for native seedlings, stakes and grounds to local schools and supporting community planting events.

Connecting with nature is not only great for the improving the local environment but good for you too. Plants contribute to fresh air, shade and shelter. There is a direct link with the health benefits of increased tree canopy cover in urban areas and people.

Councils Environment Team are busy planning a community planting event for National Tree Day in August 2021.  We will let you know once the details have been confirmed.

Schools Tree Day 2021

Schools Tree Day is a great way to engage students about connecting with nature, improving their local environment, and having some fun outdoors. Planet Ark have some lesson plans and toolkits available to download to help get school kids involved in environmental initiatives.

This year, Mitchell Shire Council is providing grants of up to $600 to local schools to purchase native plants, stakes, guards and materials required for revegetation activities on school grounds.

If you are running a planting event or activity at your school and would like to apply for the grant, fill out the application form below.

Key Dates

  • applications open 30 April 2021
  • applications close 2 June 2021
  • schools will be contacted and notified of their grant application by 11 June 2021
  • project and final report completed by 1 October 2021
  • grant paid upon final report by 1 November 2021.

For more information contact the Environment Team at mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or on 03 5734 6200.

This page was last updated on 3 June 2021.