June 28, 2019
Bill Robertson Toyota and Toyota Australia invite all residents in Gladstone to get their hands dirty planting trees to celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July. Bill Robertson Toyota will be co-hosting a free community tree planting event alongside, Gladstone Regional Council and Conversation Volunteers to celebrate Australia’s largest annual tree planting and nature care event, which encourages communities to help preserve the environment for future generations.
“National Tree Day is an important national campaign that Toyota dealerships across the country use as a fulfilling opportunity to connect with our local communities and to do good for our environment said James Robertson, Dealer Principal at Bill Robertson Toyota.
“National Tree Day is an opportunity for all Australians to dig in and get their hands dirty to help preserve the environment for future generations to come. Toyota Australia is committed to a greener tomorrow and we are proud to always see such a great turnout at live sites all around the country, year on year”.
Volunteers attending the National Tree Day community tree planting event will be adding to last year’s site, planting a variety of local native species for the community to help restore and strengthen the vegetation at Joe Joseph Park and to increase the habitat for our local wildlife, prevent erosion and sediment entering the Gladstone Harbour and to beautify this popular waterway. ‘The planting site at last year’s event has shown a vast improvement in plant diversity and we can see native wildlife such as native bees returning to the area’ said Linda Fahle Conservation Volunteers Regional Manager.
All tools, equipment, plants and mulch will be provided on the day. Please bring along your hat, long pants, long sleeved shirt, closed-in shoes, water bottle and your smile. Participants will also be treated to a free sausage sizzle, thanks to Bill Robertson Toyota. There will also be games and giveaways happening on the day to help celebrate National Tree Day.
2019 is the 20th consecutive year of Toyota Australia’s support for the national campaign. Last year nearly 250,000 volunteers took part in National Tree Day at over 3,000 sites across the country, planting more than 900,000 trees, grasses and shrubs to help green urban areas and give back to the environment.
When: 9am – 12pm Sunday 28 July 2018
Where: Joe Joseph Park, Lake Callemondah, Alf O’Rouke Drive (next to the Gladstone tip reserve)
All ages event. Free BBQ, games and giveaways. All equipment supplied. BYO – closed-in shoes, sun-safe wear and water bottle. Please note, no toilet facilities on site and no dogs allowed.
National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota Australia and its Dealer Network which provides on-the-ground support at tree planting sites across Australia. To find out more visit treeday.planetark.org, call the National Tree Day Hotline on 1300 88 5000 or visit Bill Robertson Toyota.