140 tree seedlings were planted by St Joseph’s Primary school students and teachers on Friday 28 July – Toyota National Tree Day for schools.
With the support of local business, Moora Toyota, who supplied t-shirts, seedlings and a welcome sausage sizzle, students from kindy, pre-primary and year one spent the day in the dirt planting out young trees to shade future generations at the school – as well as help the environment.
National Tree Day was created by Planet Ark in 1996 as the focal point for a nationwide campaign to promote community tree planting. Toyota dealers nationwide became the principal sponsor in 2000 and have worked with Planet Ark every year since to enhance and improve local communities around
the country. Over the time, more than 22 million trees have been planted by almost 4 million volunteers at thousands of schools and local community sites.
Todd Lewis, local Moora Toyota dealer, said he looked forward to the annual event, “Each year we go to a different school in the region and help get them excited about planting trees. It’s a fantastic program and we are happy to be a part of it,” he said.