From school pa­per to trees

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Thanks to a great re­cy­cling ef­fort, Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate have been able to add to their na­tive tree col­lec­tion.

Pa­per from the school’s of­fice and class­rooms is col­lected into sacks through­out the year and then re­cy­cled as part of the Pa­per 4 Trees pro­gramme.

Around 60 sacks of pa­per per year re­sults in around 20 na­tive trees for the in­ter­me­di­ate thanks to spon­sors Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil, Fon­terra and Smart En­vi­ron­men­tal.

The school has been in­volved in the pro­gramme for the past three years and have used the trees to cre­ate a hedge close to the swimming pool com­plex and vege gar­den.

Photo: TERESA HATTAN

Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate teacher Dan Fraser and stu­dent Brody Lead­beater plant a na­tive tree.

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