Students plum for tree planting day with Donna Faragher

Tiana Wheildon, Jasmyne Wilk, Lucas Butler and Rylic Rangitakatu-Heihei with Donna Faragher planting trees at Maida Vale Primary School on National Schools Tree Day.
Tiana Wheildon, Jasmyne Wilk, Lucas Butler and Rylic Rangitakatu-Heihei with Donna Faragher planting trees at Maida Vale Primary School on National Schools Tree Day.

SHOVELS were out at Maida Vale and Woodbridge primary schools in support of National Schools Tree Day.

Donna Faragher MLC handed flowering plum trees and equipment to budding gardeners at the two schools last Friday.

Woodbridge Primary gardening club and students from Years 1 and 2 at Maida Vale Primary rolled up their sleeves for the planting session.

“I also got some handy gardening tips from these budding gardeners,” Mrs Faragher said.

National Tree Day began in 1996 and since then more than 4 million people have planted about 24 million trees and shrubs across Australia.

Each year, thousands of school students support the day to raise awareness of the natural environment, land care and the importance of time spent outdoors.