Two high-vis-clad council workers with shovels plant a tree on a roadside verge.

Published on 29 July 2022

Plant a tree and be cool

This Sunday 31 July is National Tree Day – Australia’s largest event to celebrate trees and nature – and the perfect time for you to plant a tree of your own.

Trees can reduce the temperature around your home by 10 to 25 degrees – and help save around 10 per cent on summer energy bills.

They can increase the value of your property by up to 30 per cent.

They make perfect homes for your favourite birds and wildlife.

And trees help the planet by reducing the impacts of climate change, filtering air pollutants and reducing water run-off.

The City of Onkaparinga can help you choose the right tree for your area. It also offers other great ways to get involved in National Tree Day.

Adopt a Tree

Sign up for Adopt a Tree program from October to be part of the 2023 planting season and help the City of Onkaparinga reach its target to plant 100,000 trees by 2037.

The City of Onkaparinga raises the tree in its nursery, plants it on the verge in front of your property, prunes it and checks on its health. Your role is to give the tree the love and water it needs to grow to adulthood.

Grow It Local

National Tree Day is the perfect time to join the City of Onkaparinga’s Grow it Local community, a free online food-growing community.

As a Grow It Local member you can sign up for a free online workshop on 13 August on planting deciduous fruit trees.

Cellar Door Tree Trail

If you want to combine the wonder and beauty of trees with fine food and wine, why not follow the McLaren Vale Cellar Door Tree Trail?

The trail takes you past 14 cellar doors, with 54 life-sustaining trees tagged at cellar doors across the region.