CHIL­DREN DIG DEEP FOR A GREEN CITY

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MORE than 1000 trees were planted in Townsville yesterday as part of Na­tional Tree Day.

Hun­dreds of green thumbs dug deep for the cause to im­prove the veg­e­ta­tion along Marabou Drive in An­nan­dale.

Cr Trevor Roberts praised the huge com­mu­nity sup­port.

“There was a re­ally good roll- up and a lot of them were kids, and their par­ents were with them teach­ing them how to plant trees,” he said.

“They are all na­tive trees, which we wa­tered af­ter­wards to give them a kick along.”

The day fol­lowed Schools Tree Day where Townsville City Coun­cil do­nated 1500 plants and shrubs to schools across the city, which were planted on Fri­day.

Run­ning for the last 17 years, Schools Tree Day was a pre­cur­sor to Planet Ark’s Na­tional Tree Day, de­signed to in­volve school­child­ren in build­ing a sus­tain­able fu­ture for the city.

Pic­ture: SHAE BE­PLATE

GROW­ING CON­CERN: Townsville Cen­tral School’s Cait­lyn Lai­dler, 11 and Tiarn Lane, 12, took part in the an­nual Schools Tree Day.

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