Never too late to get a bit greener

It was a month late, but Derrinallum College’s boundary got some belated National Tree Day treatment on Wednesday. 

Derrinallum P-12 parents, pupils and other helpers planted more than 1000 native trees around the school on Wednesday.

Derrinallum P-12 parents, pupils and other helpers planted more than 1000 native trees around the school on Wednesday.

About 1000 native trees were planted along the school’s boundary line, replacing diseased cypress trees removed earlier this year.

Staff member Fiona Noone said the whole school was involved in planting, along with Planet Ark and the Lismore Land Protection Group. 

“We put in natives that were sourced and propagated locally at Beeac,” Mrs Noone said.

“We wanted to get natives back into the school grounds so did a lot of research with the land protection group and with a parent who is a bit of a tree expert.

"We ended up with a perfect day weather wise and finished off with a barbecue.”

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