SCHOOL ADOPTS TREES

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STU­DENTS from Bri­ga­low State School are get­ting their hands dirty.

The stu­dents will be plant­ing trees as part of the Western Downs Re­gional Coun­cil’s Adopt a Street Tree pro­gram.

The pri­mary school will have a row of trees planted along the street, with stu­dents get­ting in­volved with the plant­ing and on­go­ing care.

Bri­ga­low State School prin­ci­pal Trudi Eather said the school com­mu­nity had wel­comed the leafy ini­tia­tive.

“It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing. “Ob­vi­ously we’ve got lots of na­ture around us, but to plant a few more trees will re­ally en­hance the look of the school.

“The pro­gram will al­low me to share knowl­edge with the stu­dents around en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion.

“They will take great joy in wa­ter­ing the trees and watch­ing them grow.”

Coun­cil spokesper­son for parks, open spa­ces and ceme­ter­ies, Coun­cil­lor Carolyn Till­man, said it was great to see Bri­ga­low State School em­brace the pro­gram.

“Adopt a Street Tree is a very pop­u­lar pro­gram and I’m so happy to see our smaller towns get­ting in­volved,” Cr Till­man said.

“We would love to see even more places around the re­gion fol­low Bri­ga­low State School’s lead.”

Year 3 stu­dent Ella Cot­ter said she was also look­ing for­ward to the Adopt a Street Tree pro­gram com­ing to her school.

“I’m go­ing to plant a tree in my back­yard too,” she said.

“It will be a flower tree like this one, I think with red flow­ers.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ADOPT­ING TREES: Cr Carolyn Till­man and Bri­ga­low State School prin­ci­pal Trudi Eather with bud­ding green­thumbs Jake and Ella Cot­ter and Har­ley and Chloe Rum­me­nie.

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