Photos from National Tree Day in the Redlands

STUDENTS, organisations and individuals have come together to plant trees as part of Planet Ark’s National Tree Day.

The official Schools Tree Day on Friday gave students that chance to plant a native tree in their school grounds.

At Russell Island State School students started preparation ahead of the official day.

They re-established their garden club and, with support from the P&C Association, sourced herb and vegetable seedlings.

A P&C spokesperson said students had been digging and landscaping in preparation for a planting session on Friday.

Bay Islands Community Services supported the initiative by donating gardening gloves and hand tools.

On Friday the students planted out the revamped garden beds around the tuckshop.

They were helped by Angela Collins from the Community Services Centre, teacher Jackie Brunton and teacher aide Meg Cornthwaite.

The Redlands IndigiScape Centre donated native bush tucker seedlings to supplement other plants donated by parents and staff.

Redland residents took part in a planting session at Fielding Park, Redland Bay on Sunday.

Mayor Karen Williams said the event was a perfect opportunity for residents to get out and enjoy the outdoors, while providing future habitat for local wildlife.

National Tree Day is one of the regular community planting events run by the council’s Bushcare program.