Robb College students to plant trees for Landcare

Published 27 October 2009

plantingMore than 60 students from the University of New England’s Robb College will be planting 4,000 trees for Landcare on Friday 30 October.

The tree planting will take place along Dumaresq Creek at the intersection of Dumaresq and Markham Streets. During this, the College’s first  tree planting day for Landcare, the students will plant native trees that are resistant to drought and that, in the years to come, will encourage wildlife (particularly birds) into the area.

James Downie, President of Robb College’s Junior Common Room, said: “This is a way for Robb students to come together as a team and build collegial spirit while giving something back to the community by participating in a worthwhile venture.”

The tree planting day is part of Robb College’s program of service to the local community and environment. This year the College has raised more than $10,000 for a family in need (the Wilson family) through its annual Project Week initiative.

“Robb has certainly had an environmental focus this year,” said Trent Pohlmann, Assistant Head of Robb College. “Our tree planting day follows climate change activist Tim Flannery’s visit to Robb College last month for our annual Rural Focus Dinner.”

Members of the community will be welcome to volunteer their time to help the Robb College students with the tree planting, which will begin at 9am on Friday.