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Schools National Tree Day

​Mel Lay was the lucky winner of the Sweet Basket donated by Corrine McMillan MP.

National Tree Day started in 1996 and has grown into Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to nature.


Representatives from Mt Gravatt Environment Group, Bulimba Creek Catchment Committee and Mount Gravatt High groundsmen, Justin and Paul, were on hand to give students tips on best gardening practises and ensure the day ran smoothly. Bunnings donated organic compost and water storage crystals to ensure a healthy foundation for the hundreds of new seedlings planted on the day. State Member for Mansfield Corrine McMillan MP donated a beautiful gift basket. All students who participated on the day received an entry to win, Year 10 student Mel Lay was the lucky winner.

Over 25 million trees have been planted by more than four million people, and this number continues to grow with the help of dedicated volunteers such as those who attended Mount Gravatt High Tree day. Thank you to all who made the day a success.