Hundreds of new trees were planted across the Gladstone Region recently to celebrate Australia's National Tree Day.
Gladstone Regional Council held several events with school groups in Tannum Sands and Agnes Water on July 26 and 27, while a community event was staged at Lake Callemondah's Joe Joseph Park on Sunday, July 30.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said more than 90 students from St Francis Catholic Primary School, Agnes Water State School and Discovery Christian College came out to support the day.
"The kids were really keen to celebrate the occasion and planted more than 100 trees representing a variety of coastal species," Councillor Burnett said. "These plants will help stabilise sand dunes while also protecting the beach from erosion." A
t the National Tree Day community event, run in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, 25 volunteers planted 150 riparian species on the banks of Lake Callemondah.
The species included a mix of tuckeroos, figs and kangaroo grass.
Rosella Park School students will be responsible for watering and maintaining the newly planted area until the end of the school year.