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Indigenous trees planted at school

Photo: Martha Gatt/Adrian GaleaPhoto: Martha Gatt/Adrian Galea

Members of the ‘Grow 10 Trees Project’, the eNGO Why Not? and Leaf (Learning About Forests) Malta, together with volunteers and children at San Ġorġ Preca College’s Middle School at Blata l-Bajda, recently teamed up to plant around 56 mostly indigenous trees at the school. The volunteers had grown the trees from seeds during the previous months. Among the volunteers were tree experts who provided valuable information and tips for all those present.

During the activity everybody pitched in by raking, digging, weeding, planting, roping, staking and mulching. Others carried manure sacks, gardening tools, bamboo sticks, buckets, water hoses and refuse bags. The volunteers also cleaned up the plots from accumulated waste. Equally inspiring was the enthusiasm and keen interest of a young member who handed out seeds to several interested members.

The Leaf committee will now ensure that the trees are adequately watered from taps installed by the school and the areas are properly maintained. They will also plant the remaining indigenous trees donated by the volunteers. Another similar event to plant more indigenous shrubs in the school’s remaining plots is being planned for November.

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