Perth College Kindergarten students plant trees at Inglewood Triangle

Elizabeth Ham and Dayita Heerasing, Perth College kindy girls are planting more than 600 tress in the reserve with the Friends of Inglewood Triangle.
Elizabeth Ham and Dayita Heerasing, Perth College kindy girls are planting more than 600 tress in the reserve with the Friends of Inglewood Triangle.

PERTH College Kindergarten students got their hands dirty doing their part to keep Inglewood woodland intact.

Perth College has worked with Friends of Inglewood Triangle since 2013, lending a hand to water plants, pick up rubbish and plant more than 600 native seedlings each year at the 1.7 hectare Inglewood Triangle.

The land is bounded by Walter Road, Hamer Parade and Eighth Avenue.

Students went back on June 20 as one of four trips made each term.

Teacher Suzanne Bushby first approached the community group about a collaboration in 2013.

“The students identify the different species of flora and fungi and are able to observe the trees and plants during many different seasons,” she said.

“Last year the students were instrumental in having a microbat box erected in a gum tree as two species of microbats were identified as living in the area.

“The students art work is also present on the banners that are erected each time the volunteers are working in the bushland.”