Canberra Tree Week is a celebration of all things trees in Canberra. Our city is full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provide many positive benefits to the community.
Canberra Tree Week 2020
Canberra Tree Week 2020 was scheduled to be held from 2 May to 10 May 2020.
In light of COVID-19 and in line with current public health emergency directions regarding public gatherings, Canberra Tree Week will not be held in May as planned. All Tree Week events are now postponed.
ACT Government is monitoring the public health situation and will assess options for hosting the event in spring 2020. If this is not suitable, Canberra Tree Week will return in 2021.
Canberra Tree Week 2019
In 2019, Canberra Tree Week was held from the 4th of May to the 12th of May to showcase the beautiful autumn colour of Canberra’s trees. This was made possible thanks to event organisers and all those who participated in the many amazing activities.
Tree Week 2019 was officially launched by Minister Chris Steel, Minister for City Services, and Tyronne Bell, an Ngunnawal descendant on Friday 3 May. As part of the launch, Mr Tyronne Bell spoke about the importance of trees to the traditional owners of our land. TCCS would like to thank Tyronne for sharing his family’s connection with trees and their importance to the traditional owners of our land.
There were many great events held during the week including the ACT Tree Climbing Championships, a mountain bike ride through Kowen pine plantation, a harvest market stall and kite-making at the National Arboretum Canberra and a forestry and education world café. Many community members got involved through tree plantings, Hug-A-Tree day, art workshops, guided walks and tree-themed story times at local library branches,
Pictures of the Canberra Tree Week events can be found on Flickr.
Information and pictures from Canberra Tree Week in previous years can be found here.