Free plants for local schools

SCHOOLS from Macksville to the Queensland border can observe International Year of the Forests with $150 worth of free trees and shrubs from Forests NSW.

“We are encouraging schools to think of the environment and take up this special offer,” said Forests NSW North East regional manager Craig Busby.

“Schools are encouraged to plant native species to beautify the environment for children and parents, to provide shade and to provide a haven for local wildlife.

“We are also including a range of threatened plant species which are native to the area.”

Mr Busby said Forests NSW could provide advice on suitable species.

“We want to encourage children to participate in the planting of the trees,” he said.

“This is a perfect time to plant native trees while there are rain showers around and before the winter season.

“Up to $150 worth of free native trees, or about 60 plants, are available for each school.

“The closing date for this offer is April 8, the last day of first term.”

Schools should contact Forests NSW at Coffs Harbour on 6652 0166 or email davidw@sf.nsw.gov.au to order trees and to discuss suitable species for their needs.



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