Go­ing green

The Tatura Guardian - - Front Page - By Tara Whitsed

Nine-year-old Be­tul Eris en­joyed a plant­ing ses­sion at Lake Bartlett on Wed­nes­day last week. Tatura Pri­mary School stu­dents spent the morn­ing plant­ing a sec­tion sur­round­ing the lake, ad­ja­cent to Martin St, as part of the One Tree Per Child pro­gram. The stu­dents took part in the ini­tia­tive dur­ing five sep­a­rate ses­sions when an area be­side the walk­ing path around the lake was filled with plants. Stu­dents also dec­o­rated their plant guards, so pop down to Lake Bartlett and see if you can spot your child’s plant.

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

❝ . . . they can look back at them in years to come, recog­nis­ing they have planted th­ese great trees . . . ❞ Dinny Adem

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.

Proud: Ch­eryl Nguyen, 8, works on the fi­nal touches— bang­ing in the stake.

Hard at it: Nine-year-old Noah Walker forms his tree guard— one of the more tricky parts of the morn­ing.

Above: Kyla

Lu­vara, 9, shows one of

her guard dec­o­ra­tions while Darcee McNeil, 8, gets ready to plant.

Be­low: Nicholas Hogg, 8, and

Shan­non Wil­lis, 9, in


Rapt: Blake English, 8, and Seth Wil­liams, 9.

Left: Jack Den­ham, 9, en­joyed the morn­ing.

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