Glenmore State School students Maddison Pianta and Xander Brookman plant saplings as part of this years annual Schools Tree Day.
Glenmore State School students Maddison Pianta and Xander Brookman plant saplings as part of this years annual Schools Tree Day. Allan Reinikka ROK190816atrees6

Primary school students show off their green thumbs

GLENMORE State School students got their hands dirty yesterday, sprucing up a local estate with native plants and trees.

The 50 students from grades four to seven planted 200 native trees donated by Plantability at Crestwood estate.

Grade five student Xander Brookman has a bit of a green thumb and said it's important to plant trees for the environment.

"We did it to make the nature life grow more, because without the nature's resources we won't be able to breathe oxygen,” Xander said.

"Last year I did some bean planting and it was fantastic watching the stages of the seed grow.”

Plantability's construction supervisor Karen Tennent said the day went well and the children all had a good time.

"They were good, well behaved and listened to instructions,” Karen said.

"We've got melaleuca claret tops, callistemon which is the common named bottle brush and a grand cover called gazania.”

Plantability co-sponsored the event with Crestwood Land by supplying all the trees that were planted.

They also prepared the gardens and pre-dug the holes for the children.

School's Tree Day is an extension of National Tree Day and is designed especially for children.

The event aims to support children embracing outdoor learning environments while making a difference to their local community, connecting with nature and inspiring positive environmental change.

Each year around 200,000 Australian school students participate in the event.



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