Today, the environment team helped National tree planting day by planting trees with Whitehorse city council. The purpose was to help the biodiversity of Simpsons Park and creating new habitats for bugs and animals –
We also learnt about understory which is little plants growing under a big tree – Gemma
It was a great idea because we got to participate in a community event along with other schools – Georgia
It was also good because we helped the Mitcham community and neighbours – James
The people who live near the park now have more plants to make their local park look fresh – Amelia & Steph
First we planted the plants and then we watered them. We did this by squeezing the tube, taking out the
seedlings and placing it in the pre-dug hole – Daniel
I enjoyed today, because we met new people from other schools and I learnt how to plant a tree properly –
Today was really enjoyable. It was great to learn about planting trees. I had fun co-operating with others –Maddy
The Last Tree by Mark Wilson
The Last Tree is a story about a beautiful eucalyptus tree. It was tall and strong and had orchids that clung to its branches. Many small animals lived in the tree. Sadly over time the trees that surrounded it were cut down as the city buildings were crowding in closer and closer. The destruction of the forest and loss of habitat leave us feeling helpless until one small seed bursts from the pod and is carried away where it begins to grow and grow.
I am shocked to believe that this could happen that we could lose our beautiful world due to deforestation. I am upset that people choose to keep destroying our world.
I love to see nature reserves filled with birds, animals and small creatures, safe from the destruction of their habitat. It is up to all of us to help recreate the environment. We can all plant seeds, make vegetable gardens and compost.
On Friday was National Tree Day. We planted lots of trees with our prep buddies. We cleaned up all the leaves and we mulched all the garden beds. It made me feel excited that I was making a contribution to helping our environment.
During Friday we began planting some new trees around the oval next to the sandpit. We dug holes and filled them with new soil before placing in the new trees. We watered and mulched them to finish off. I felt happy because I was doing a good deed to help nature and to make our school more environmentally friendly.