This is a great excuse to get the family outdoors, celebrate trees and all they do for us, and do some good for the environment. If you want to engage with others in your local community, you can use the online tool to find out what events are happening in your area (or even register your own event!).
For our part, my family will be planting some more fruit and nut trees in our yard.
As a bit of a promotion for National Tree Day, Planet Ark has sent me a $50 Bunnings gift card to give away. One lucky reader can use it to buy some trees!
To enter the draw, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite type of tree is, and why.
The giveaway is only open to people from Australia (Bunnings is an Australian store, so the prize would be useless to everyone else!), but overseas readers are welcome to comment too. You can list multiple trees and/or make multiple comments, but you’ll only get one entry into the draw per person.
I’ll select the winner at random from all eligible comments made before 8:00 pm AEST on Sunday the 31st.
What is your favourite type of tree, and why?