Support grows for tree planting event
HUNDREDS of trees have been planted across the Somerset region as part of National Tree Day activities.
Somerset Regional Council has again supported the event by donating more than 200 trees to schools across the region.
Deputy Mayor Dan Hall helped students at Hatton Vale State School to plant trees as part of the combined Somerset and Lockyer National Schools Tree Day event last Friday.
Cr Hall said it was great to see so many students taking an active interest in tree planting activities.
"National Tree Day aims to inspire and educate Australians about caring for our environment and helping protect it for future generations to enjoy," Cr Hall said.
"It was a rewarding experience to see students get involved and want to learn more about the environment and understand the benefits of planting trees."
Somerset Regional Council officers also supported tree planting events at Lowood State High School and Lowood State School last Friday.