Students dig in to help green Murray by planting trees

North Pinjarra Primary School students get their hands dirty at the tree planting.
North Pinjarra Primary School students get their hands dirty at the tree planting.

THUMBS shone green in Murray for the shire’s annual tree planting initiative in which more than 10,000 tube stock across 10 different species were planted at a range of locations.

The most recent planting was at George Brook Reserve, Ravenswood with students from Dwellingup, North Pinjarra, North Dandalup and Riverside Primary Schools taking part.

 

The event, and three others, resulted from respective partnerships with Landcare SJ, Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group, Trillion Trees (formerly Men of the Trees) Peel branch and Greening Australia with funding from MZI Resources and Alcoa.

Shire president David Bolt said the success of the planting efforts was down to 400 willing participants from local and visiting schools as well as Accor Hotel staff.

“Participants displayed a keen interest in environmental conservation and sustainability and gained a deeper understanding of the complexity and importance of our environment, thanks to the dedicated representatives of our partner organisations,’’ he said.

“Through Trillion Trees’ Million Trees program, North Pinjarra, Riverside and North Dandalup Primary School students also sowed and nurtured a portion of the stock planted during the events on site at their respective schools.’’