Even more trees planted

August 08, 2017

Tatura Primary School student Betul Eris, 9, at a planting session at Lake Bartlett on Wednesday last week. Students planted a section surrounding the lake as part of the One Tree Per Child program.

Jack Denham, 9, got in the spirit of the morning.

Cheryl Nguyen, 8, works on the final touches - banging in the stake.

Nine-year-old Noah Walker forms his tree guard - one of the more tricky parts of the morning.

Kyla Luvara, 9, shows one of her guard decorations while Darcee McNeil, 8, gets ready to plant.

Blake English, 8, and Seth Williams, 9.

Nicholas Hogg, 8, and Shannon Willis, 9, in action.

Tatura Primary School students eagerly took part in a planting session at Lake Bartlett last week as part of the global One Tree Per Child initiative.

Students took part in five different sessions where they learned how to plant and then planted along a section adjacent to Martin St.

Students decorated the plant guards, so friends and family can see which plant belongs to which child.

Greater Shepparton City Council launched its involvement with the global initiative last month and several planting sessions have taken place since.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Dinny Adem said One Tree per Child would provide opportunities for every child in Greater Shepparton to plant a native plant for the benefit of the community and the environment.

‘‘This is a fabulous opportunity for children to get outside and plant some trees for their future,’’ he said.

‘‘Then they can look back at them in years to come, recognising they have planted these great trees in Greater Shepparton.’’

Council had arranged for 10 planting sites across the municipality to host community group, business and school planting events.

Sites were prepared in Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Dookie, Kialla Lakes, Seven Creeks and Arcadia.

A list of all planting dates and locations is available on the council website.

It is anticipated that planting sessions will continue until the end of this month.

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