Students dig in for national Tree event

Each year, around 200,000 Australian school students participate in a special National Tree Day event designed just for children – Schools Tree Day!

This year the event is held on Friday, July 27 and several schools in the Shire of Dardanup have accepted our invitation to get involved.

But we’re calling it Schools Tree Week!

The Shire of Dardanup is supporting the schools to be involved by providing bus transport, barbecue lunches, plants and follow-up maintenance in planting areas.

The first school to get planting this week was River Valley Primary School whose students were busy at Shier Reserve in Burekup over four days.

Funding for this project was provided via a grant from the State National Resource Management office to restore habitat of the endangered Black Cockatoos at the reserve.

Shire of Dardanup Environment Officer Jackie Nichol assisted with the planting and engaged the students with information about the environmental significance of the reserve.

The most recent planting events at Shier Reserve form part of an ongoing partner project between the Shire of Dardanup and the community to build the resilience of Shier Reserve.

Also holding planting days as part of our Schools Tree Week are:

Our Lady of Lourdes – August 3
Location: Bush offset block on Banksia Road

Eaton Community College Year 12s – August 9
Eaton Foreshore Collie riverbank