CHILDREN DIG DEEP FOR A GREEN CITY
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.
GROWING CONCERN: Townsville Central School’s Caitlyn Laidler, 11 and Tiarn Lane, 12, took part in the annual Schools Tree Day.