Trees for Survival planting day
Come along to View Road School, help kids learn about planting trees, and leave a legacy for their future. This school doesn’t typically don’t get many adults along to their planting days, so your presence will be very welcome.
There will be little red “Trees for Survival” signs set out to guide you all the way up from Craig Road. The kids will arrive around 9.00 – 9.30.
- A spade, if you have one.
- Gumboots or sturdy waterproof shoe.
- Something warm to wear, but dress in layers, as it might get hot.
- A drink bottle
- A snack if you need it. (Lunch will be provided, but it can be a few hours of planting).
The idea of this day is that the kids are at the centre of the planting, so the best way to help is buddy up with a kid and dig the hole and they plant the tree. Although sometimes the kids like to do it all themselves! Be ready to be flexible and work alongside the kids and encourage them.
This planting day is organised by Trees for Survival, a charity that helps schools learn about native trees. The kids receive the seedlings to plant in pots, then they care for them until the trees are ready to plant between June and September.