Brigalow State School students will make their science classes a little more interactive with help from Western Downs Regional Council’s popular Adopt a Street Tree program, as the primary school has a row of trees planted along its street verge.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said it was great to see Brigalow State School embracing the program.

“Adopt a Street Tree is a very popular program and I’m so happy to see our smaller towns getting involved,” she said. “We would love to see even more places around the region follow Brigalow State School’s lead.”

Brigalow State School Principal Trudi Eather says that the school community has welcomed the leafy initiative from Council.

“It’s really exciting, because obviously we’ve got lots of nature around us, but to plant a few more trees will really enhance the look of the school,” she said.

“The program will allow me to share knowledge with the students around environmental conservation, and they will take great joy in watering the trees and watching them grow.”

The Adopt a Street Tree program comprises a variety of tree species renowned for their aesthetic beauty and their support of local ecosystems.

The Silky Oak is a Queensland native featured on the Adopt a Street Tree menu, producing flowers which are rich in nectar and attract birds. There is also the Brigalow, an upright tree usually 10 to 15 metres in height, boasting dense foliage that is a beautiful silvery green colour that shimmers in the moonlight.

Year 3 student Ella Cotter said she was also looking forward to the Adopt a Street Tree program coming to her school.

“I’m going to plant a tree in my backyard too,” she said. “It will be a flower tree like this one, I think with red flowers.”

The program is also open to the public, and participating residents are given a care brochure and thank you card as a token of appreciation from Western Downs Regional Council for taking pride in their community.

Readers also enjoyed this previous story about the Council’s Adopt a Street Tree program.