Students front up for tree day

RETURN TO NATURE: Students from Mansfield primary schools helped to give nature a boost last week by planting some rarer species of natives along Ford Creek. Among the students from Mansfield Primary School were (from left) Nick Ball, Jemma Cherry, Audrey Smith and Chloe Cash. PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Mahoney

WITH an energetic group of 27 students from Mansfield Rudolf Steiner School class 3 and 4 on August 4, some 100 rarer species of native plants were returned to the district, being planted along Fords Creek opposite the Botanical Park.

Students from Mansfield Rudolf Steiner School, led by Kerstie Lee of Up2Us Landcare, planted some 100 trees on the western side of the creek last Tuesday.

On Friday Mansfield Primary School’s Environment Group planted a further 77 plants on the eastern side of the creek.

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