School Stories

School and Community Tree Day events form the backbone of National Tree Day.

The involvement of children in this event stimulates their interest in the environment and through community involvement strengthens the belief that they can make a difference.

These stories highlight the many ways in which schools get involved in Tree Day events.

Baldivis Children's Forest Western Australia

The Baldivis Children's Forest has grown from a single schools tree planting day to a year round project with enough corporate funding to employ two part time staff.

Bertram Primary School Western Australia

With help from Conservations Volunteers Australia, Bertram Primary School are teaching their students the ins and outs of tree-planting on Schools Tree Day.

Clissold Reserve New South Wales

On Schools Tree Day, school, council and bushcare group come together to rehabilitate Clissold Reserve.

Carlton Primary School Victoria

The students of Carlton Primary prove that you don't have to leave nature behind when you move to inner city areas.

Kelly's Plains School, Armidale, NSW

Schools Tree Day 2010 provided the perfect opportunity for the Bunnings Warehouse Armidale team to assist the students at Kelly's Plains School.

Mornington Park Primary School, Mornington, VIC

Mornington Park Primary School and the team from Bunnings Warehouse Mornington have been working together for more than a decade on a range of community and sustainability activities.

Northampton School, Geraldton, WA

For Schools Tree Day in 2010, the team from Bunnings Geraldton travelled 80km north to help the Northampton School plant out a small creek bed running through the town.

Kenmore State High School, QLD

Partnering with the Moggill Creek Catchment Group and Brisbane City Council, Kenmore State High School is assisting in a long-term program to regenerate and maintain the creek with hopes of improving the homes of native animals like the platypus and birdwing butterfly.

Holroyd High School

National Tree Day 2011 was a busy afternoon for students of Holroyd High School, planting the understory of the forest that was planted the year before.

Narrabeen North Public School

Bunnings Narrabeen teamed up with Narrabeen North Public School for National Tree Day to plant 60 native plants across the back fence line of the school.

Echuca Specialist School

Bunnings Warehouse Echuca and 30 students from Echuca Specialist School teamed up to participate in Schools Tree Day 2011.

Canterbury Boys High School Green Squad

Schools Tree Day at Canterbury Boys High was a great success thanks to the hard work of the Green Squad!