Arbor Day in Australia Date in the current year: June 20, 2016

Arbor Day in Australia Arbor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but mostly the event is organized on different dates. For instance Arbor Day is celebrated in Australia on June 20.

The very first Arbor Day is Australia was observed in 1889. The proposal for observation of this day was made by several South Australians, who were concerned about the environmental situation of the continent. The activity of Australians led to the rapid loss of vegetation across South Australia, that is why an appropriate environmental event was demanded. The activist's proposal was backed by parliamentarians and soon Arbor Day was established.

The inaugural event included a parade and after it the officials planted trees. For instance, then-governor Lord Kintore and his wife planted a bunya pine and a weeping Scotch elm. These trees still grow today. Pupils also planted a number of trees in designated areas.

Protection of environment is a great issue in Australia, that is why a number of Tree Days are observed by Australians. For instance, every state has its own Arbor Day and Arbor Week is observed in Victoria. Moreover, National Tree Day and School Tree Day are also observed by Australians.

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