Today is National Tree Day in Australia — community groups and schools get together to plant and care for native trees and shrubs to help the environment and the planet.
We’ve gathered some tree-themed poems in honour of National Tree Day. (Make sure you ask a parent before you visit these websites!) Do you know any other tree poems?
- Tree Australia Tree by Libby Hathorn (from The ABC Book of Australian Poetry) Hear Libby Hathorn reading the poem aloud on her blog, too.
- Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson (from A Child’s Garden of Verses)
- Plastic Bag Tree by Michael Rosen
- Trees by Harry Behn
- Twinkletoes by AA Milne
- The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear
- Poems about trees (by third grade students, Wisconsin, USA)
If you want to know how you can be a part of National Tree Day, visit the official website (you can take part at a later date if you’ve only heard about National Tree Day today … ).