Friday, 27 July 2012

Plant a tree on National Tree Day + {Bunnings $100 Giveaway}

Sunday 29th July, is National Tree Day. As a family we are going to plant a few native and fruit (maybe two apple varieties and orange) trees on our farm. It is heavily scrub tree'd across most of our property but not so much around our little home on the hill and the nearby paddocks.

Most importantly ;-) , fortunately, we already have a few shady gum trees (for the hammocks) and a few unknown ones.(My Hammock & I - photos to follow when we get home)

Toyota is celebrating their 13th year of support in Australia’s largest annual tree planting and nature care event, National Tree Day. When my eldest son was a Cub/Scout we joined in a few National tree planting days in our local area.

Toyota Ambassadors encourage communities to help preserve the environment for our future generations.  In attendance this year will be :

Adam Goodes – Captain of the Sydney Swans (AFL)
Bob Corbett – Country musician and 2012 Toyota Star Maker
Brad McEwan – Sports presenter and media personality
Johnathan Thurston – Captain of the North Queensland Cowboys (NRL) and Origin Star
Jonathan Brown – Captain of the Brisbane Lions (AFL)

Kerri-Anne Kennerley – Media personality

Lee Kernaghan – Country music legend Luke Hodge – Captain of the Hawthorn Hawks (AFL)
The McClymonts (Brooke, Sam and Mollie) – Country musicians
Tim Webster – Sports presenter and broadcaster

The sponsorship of National Tree Day sees Toyota’s entire network of more than 200 dealers across the country mobilised to support, participate in, and lead planting activity in their local area. Last year, thousands of Australians planted over 1 million native trees, shrubs and grasses.

Toyota Manager Events, Promotions & Sponsorships, Andrew Wearing says:

Toyota has proudly sponsored National Tree Day since 2000 as part of its global commitment to sustainability. Our successful, long-standing partnership with Planet Ark can be attributed to our unique grassroots approach; enabling dealerships across Australia to make a real difference in their own community.”
Spokesperson for Planet Ark, Rebecca Gilling adds:

“Toyota has helped Planet Ark build on National Tree Day’s success year-on-year. Its ongoing commitment to the cause and leading community involvement gives individuals, families and local groups the opportunity to do their bit for the environment.”
National Tree Day (Sunday, 29 July) and Schools Tree Day (Friday, 27 July) have been responsible for the planting of more than 17 million native trees and shrubs by approximately 2.5 million volunteers over the years.

I received no financial payment for sharing about National Tree Day - I was happy to be involved in spreading the word but the best news is I have one $100 Bunnings Warehouse gift voucher for one reader to purchase and plant native trees, shrubs and grasses in their local area. 
To enter ...

Leave me a comment and tell me what you would plant , where and /or  why !

Australian Entries Only
Entries close 11.59pm 10th August 2012.
The most creative comment wins - Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash and prize sent out will not be replaced in the event that it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit.

Winner is Pixie - I would plant some more fruit trees so I can feed my family some great organic food