Rita Saffioti and students dig in on National Tree Day


Rita Saffioti with local students on National Schools Tree Day.
Rita Saffioti with local students on National Schools Tree Day.

WEST Swan MLA Rita Saffioti was busy last week visiting local schools for National Schools Tree Day.

National Schools Tree Day began in 1996 and is now Australia’s largest community tree-planting event.

Each year about 200,000 school students take part in planting a tree.

Ms Saffioti donated a tree to participating schools and also gave small pouches of kangaroo paw seeds to those students who took part.

“I’ve greatly enjoyed visiting primary schools throughout West Swan this week to plant trees with students,” she said.

“National Tree Day promotes the need for students and the wider community to take care of our natural environment and it’s been fantastic to talk to students about why it is so important.”