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Celebrate National Tree Day in Rockhampton

By David Bell

Rockhampton residents are being encouraged to get outside and participate in celebrating National Tree Day on July 28.

Both visitors and owners of real estate in Rockhampton are invited to attend the festivities, which will be taking place from 08:00 – 10:00 at Rosel Park and 09:00 – 12:00 at Mulambin Beach.

A National Tree Day for Schools event will also be held at Rosel Park on July 26, so students in the area can also get in on the action.

National Tree Day is the largest tree-planting and nature care event in the country, where Australians everywhere can get together to "reconnect with nature" while helping the environment.

In 2012, over one million native trees, shrubs and grasses were planted by hundreds of thousands of Australians, at events organised by councils, schools, businesses and communities.

The Rockhampton events are being supported by the Rockhampton Regional Council in conjunction with Planet Ark, the main organisation behind National Tree Day.

This year marks a very special Tree Day as Planet Ark will be planting the 20-millionth seedling since the event first launched in 1996 – so it's a perfect opportunity for Rockhampton residents to join the celebration.

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