Young Locals Plant Native Trees

Many young and local hands made light work of planting some new and native trees along Mylestom’s foreshore pathway in Alma Doepel Park.

That’s because eight energetic students from Repton Public got their hands dirty by planting 13 mature Forrest Redgum and Tuckeroo trees along the popular pathway.

Council Operations staff coordinated the planting day and provided the plants, shovels, sand, soil and watering cans so the Repton Public School students could get to work.

Repton Public School Principal, Mrs Kirsty Glyde said her students jumped at the opportunity to plant some new trees in the park.

“These students want to watch the trees they planted today grow up as they grow up and see their local environment thrive because of their hard work.”

Council Works Assistant Morwenna Tunley was also onsite to make sure that every student had the opportunity to shovel some soil, plant a tree and give each one a good drink of water.

“The kids have been fantastic workers and quick learners because they were interested in what type of trees they were planting and how big they would grow in the years ahead.”