National Tree Day In The Region

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Locals are being encouraged to take part in national tree day this Sunday (July 31).

The annual event follows a national survey showing 8 in 10 Australians agree that planting trees is an important part of creating a more sustainable future.

Rebecca Gilling from Planet Ark says National Tree Day is a great way for Spencer Gulf and Yorke Peninsula locals to get closer to their community and do something positive for the environment.

Across the region, various councils are getting involved in the day.

In Port Augusta a planting event will be held just inside the gates of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens from 9.30am to 3pm.

A free Planet Ark t-shirt and tour of the Arid Lands Botanic Garden will also be offered for all participants.

In Port Pirie, Council is hosting a seedling planting day on Three Chain Road and the overpasss to Warnertown Road.

Registrations are essential, head to the Port Pirie Regional Council website for more information.

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