TO celebrate National Tree Week, Margaret River Primary School has been involved in two recent large scale tree plantings.
During the last few days of term, six classes of students converged on Gnarabup to help replant the bushfire-devastated dunes as part of the Plant a Tree by the Sea Project.
Students were assisted by the Bushfire Recovery Working Group and Cape to Cape Catchment volunteers in their efforts to plant 1200 seedlings on both primary and burnt out dunes.
The overall aim is to encourage deep plant growth to trap water and provide a wind barrier for future growth.
Earlier this term 10 classes worked with Cape to Cape Catchment volunteers to rehabilitate areas of Leeuwin Estate.
This has been a joint project between the school, Leeuwin Estate and the Catchment Group for the past three years.
This year 4500 indigenous seedlings suited to wetland areas were planted. David Winstanley from Leeuwin Estate said the winery was happy with the progress made on the rehabilitation zone and hopes the work will carry on well into the future.
He thanked the Cape to Cape volunteers group, and staff, students and parents from the school for their ongoing tree-planting efforts.