Arbor Day Planting Competition
On Wednesday 14 July, the Tree Logic physical services staff had a planting day at Plenty Parklands Primary School after they were successful winners of the Arbor Day Competition ‘Trees for Kids’. Tree Logic spent the morning planting one very large Illawarra Flame Tree and 5 yellow gums alongside existing native trees with an objective to encourage native birdlife and insects.
Together with parent volunteer Rosa Harrison and Principal Claire McInerney we decided to continue the perimeter planting of yellow gums (Eucalpytus leucoxylons), two at the front entrance to the school and three on a corner planting. The Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) was planted as a feature tree in front of a playground. In time this tree, along with the shade sails, will provide plenty of shade in the summer months for the kids.
All in all the Arbor Day Planting was a pleasant experience by those doing the planting and very much appreciated by students and staff at Plenty Parklands Primary School. This special event was also captured by the local newspaper- the Whittlesea Leader.