Trees for Survival Planting

07 Jul Trees for Survival Planting

For the past year the Pakuranga College Environmental Council has been working to grow and nurture native plants. Last week that hard work finally paid off. A team of 22 went off to Brookby, and alongside other schools, we are looking to plant a total of 10,000 trees to improve and restore Aotearoa.

Our team had a hard day’s work on a steep muddy hill, so that in the future this will be a supported bank. Planting these trees will minimise the amount of pollution that falls down the hill from cattle and other farm life into the waterway that feeds into Papakura Stream. By the end of the day we had planted over 1000 trees, exceeding our goal of 600. Thank you very much to those that came out with us and to those that have worked in our garden here at school. We hope to see more of you show up and help exceed our goal next year.

Michelle Furter and Oliver Rowley – Year 13

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