VICTORIA Point's Orana Street Park was given a new lease on life during National Tree Day last Sunday.
Deputy mayor Lance Hewlett said a good turnout of Redlands locals saw about 2000 tree saplings planted at the park within an hour.
"The day was supposed to run from 9am till 11am, but most of the trees were planted by 10 o'clock," he said.
"That was because lots of mums and dads brought their kids along to help.
"It was beautiful morning and a great family day out."
The Rotary Club of Redland Sunrise cooked a barbecue lunch for the volunteers to enjoy after two hours of planting in the morning sun.
Minister for Environment and Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said National Tree Day helped tackle global issues like climate change.
"A hectare of 10 to 20-year-old planted forest can capture and store 10 to 20 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, depending on its location," she said.
"Queensland has 51.8 million hectares of forest, representing 39% of Australia's forest - the most in the country.
"We recognise that forests, parks and carbon farming projects throughout the state are vital in our effort to tackle climate change."
More than 4 million people have planted over 25 million native trees since National Tree Day started in 1996.
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