Melbur Class: Tree Planting
25th January 2022
We went to St Stephens Beacon to plant trees because we were trying to help the environment.
[Fun Fact] They provide oxygen which turns into carbon dioxide which helps us breath.
A baby tree is a sapling. To protect the tree, there is tree guard which protects it from herbivores (that means they only eat plants). It has a little hook which swirls up to the top.
Since the saplings are really small, you’re probably wondering how the guard stays up! Well, there’s a bamboo stick that holds the tree as well as the guard. The guard is a spiral because as the tree grows, the spiral will expand until the tree is too big for the guard.
[Fun Fact] There are types of trees that provide food like apple trees and orange trees and loads more.
We set off to plant trees! We were in groups of 5 and we planted 7 trees each. Altogether we planted around 80 trees! Also, we found 6 worms and 2 frogs and saved them! After planting, we also went hiking and we were 2 meters away from cows in their pen! When we were hiking, there was a lot of sticky mud and on the way down, Ri nearly lost her shoe but she managed to hop to safety. We went up a mountain called the Beacon.
[Fun Fact] There are a few of different types of trees called Oak, Birch, Spruce and Jungle Wood and we saw loads of birds trying to nest in the trees.
By Ruby & Lyra