The Deanei Reserve was buzzing with youthful enthusiasm as students from Winmalee Public School got busy on Schools Tree Day.
The “nature ninjas” enjoyed an action-packed morning learning about the reserve and planting 100 ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees.
The event was the initiative of the students from the Blue Mountains City Council Youth Council, who also attended.
The successful morning was a combined effort by council officers, teachers, bush regeneration staff, and bushcare volunteers.
The event was summed up by one happy student: “That was the best fun I’ve had in years!”
Thanks to Jenny, Monica, Melanie, Nathan, Matt and his crew, the teaching staff, and Mike, Rob, RIchard, Madeline and John.
Species planted on Schools Planting Day (tubestock from Wildplant Rescue):
Pittosporum revolutum, Maidenhair Fern, Blechnum nudum, Doodia aspera, Gahnia clarkei, Lomandra longifolia, Dianella sp., Hydrocotyle pedunculata, Viola hederacea, Veronica plebaie, Goodenia billedifolia, Oplismenus, Hardenbergia violacea, Pandorea pandorana.
Plants donated by Mike Purtell, bushcare volunteer:
Eucalyptus deanei, Homalanthus populifolius (Bleeding Heart)