From little saplings big trees grow
Jul. 29, 2019
Employees and their families
from across Mitsui’s Australian group companies spent their recent Sunday
morning connecting with nature, putting their hands in the earth and
planting trees as part of
National Tree Day.
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Committee member, Kaoru Curmi said National Tree Day was about recognising the importance
of protecting Australia’s native vegetation and encouraging people to plant
“National Tree Day is the
country’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care event and highlights
the important role trees play in tackling global issues like climate change,”
Ms Curmi said.
“Trees make a real difference
protecting valuable wildlife habitat and reducing carbon emissions.”
“Spending time in nature is an
added benefit as it reduces stress, improves happiness and wellbeing,” she
Since National Tree Day started in 1996, more than 4 million people have planted over 25 million native trees and plants and donated 10 million hours of their time.