The sun shone long enough to hold an educational session outdoors when primary school students at Harkaway Hills College participated in the planting a tree in recognition of National Tree Day 2017.
With the assistance of Speciality Trees, students were encouraged to learn about all aspects of planting a tree - in this instance an Autumn Blaze Maple (Acer xfreemanii ‘Jeffersred’) including preparing the hole, feeding and post planting watering.
This tree was selected for its year round interest and form, growing to approximately 13m tall when fully mature. As a feature tree it will offer the school many years of seasonal delight, displaying rich oranges and reds in autumn and much needed canopy shade in summer. Like the school, it will grow and prosper each year as the school itself grows in numbers and size.
Harkaway Hills College is a new school initiative of parents and educators in Victoria, operated by PARED Victoria. It currently offers co-educational foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 with the intention of opening a new year level each year up to Year 12.
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Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'
This is a medium to large shade tree with ascending branches known for great autumn colour. The traditional maple shaped…