Takari Primary in Balcatta digs deep for Schools Tree Day

Takari Primary School students with City of Stirling Councillor Andrew Guildfoyle and a Toyota representative.
Takari Primary School students with City of Stirling Councillor Andrew Guildfoyle and a Toyota representative.

TAKARI Primary School students did their bit for the environment planting trees as part of Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day last month.

Run by Planet Ark and local Toyota dealerships, the initiative encourages students to understand the value of their environment.

Planet Ark spokeswoman Debbie Agnew said Australia was a unique and breathtaking country and it was critical to conserve its natural heritage, as well as bring nature back to urban areas – homes, workplaces, schools and cities.

Big Rock Toyota dealer principal Henry Brown said the company had a long tradition of supporting the community at local and national level and National Tree Day was a great way for them to give something back.

“Our team was there, buckets and spades at the ready for a big day,” he said.

The partnership between the school and dealership has been going for five years.

More than 23 million trees, plants and edibles have been planted since National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day started in 1996.