Mundaring Christian College students plant 400 native plants

Mundaring Christian College Year 6 student Megan planting native seedlings at Sculpture Park.
Mundaring environment and horticulture supervisor David O'Brien teaches students about native WA plants.
Mundaring environment and horticulture supervisor David O'Brien teaches students about native WA plants.
Mundaring Christian College Year 6 student Megan planting native seedlings at Sculpture Park. Mundaring environment and horticulture supervisor David O'Brien teaches students about native WA plants. Mundaring environment and horticulture supervisor David O'Brien teaches students about native WA plants.

MUNDARING Christian College students recently planted about 400 native plants at Sculpture Park.

Unclaimed species from the Shire of Mundaring’s 2017 Tree Canopy and Understory Program (TCUP) were planted for the initiative.

Mundaring environment and horticulture supervisor David O’Brien said the activity was an opportunity for the students to get out into nature and learn about their surroundings.

“Having recently removed a number of weedy Eastern states wattles from the park, it also allowed the Shire to replace that vegetation with indigenous species that are native to WA,” he said.

The Year 5 and 6 students are part of the college’s River Rangers program which engages and educates children about local waterways and the environment.

River Rangers cadet leader Milan Pavkovic said the program taught students how to care for the environment and gave them a chance to give back to their local community.

For more information about TCUP, visit mundaring.wa.gov.au.

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