Thursday, July 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Mackay’s residents are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant trees as part of Mackay Regional Council’s National Tree Day event.
This year’s event will be held at Glenfields Park on Wheeler Drive in Glenella on Sunday, July 28, from 8am to 11am.
Mayor Greg Williamson said council was aiming to plant more than 3000 plants at this year’s National Tree Day events, which also includes School’s Tree Day on Friday, July 26.
“These events help to increase the region’s tree canopy coverage and provide essential shade in this popular recreational area,” Mayor Williamson said.
“By participating in National Tree Day, residents can contribute to a greener, healthier future for our region,” he said.
“The benefits of tree planting extend far beyond aesthetics – trees improve air quality, provide habitat for local wildlife and can reduce surface temperatures by up to 20 degrees.”
Mayor Williamson said these types of community events brought people together and fostered a sense of shared responsibility for the environment.
“Whether you’re an avid gardener or just someone who cares about our environment, your help on National Tree Day is invaluable,” he said.
If you would like to play a part in improving the future of our region, you can register as a volunteer for National Tree Day at
Please wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bring a water bottle. If you have your own gardening gloves, bring them along too. A free barbecue will be provided to everyone who participates in this event.
National Tree Day and School’s Tree Day in Mackay is supported by Mackay Regional Council and Mackay Toyota.
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