On Sunday, the 28th of July, 2013 my family and I went to Bardwell Valley in Rockdale for National Tree Day. The planting commenced at 9:00am and finished at 11:00am. During our time we planted all types of plants in an allocated area. The most important thing, besides volunteering our time, was that we had all learnt

something; how to plant a tree.

Our first step was to choose a plant, then choose a spot and dig out a hole in the soil, with a shovel, deep enough to fit in the plant. Afterwards we had to collect a small downloadamount of water crystals to sustain enough water for the plant to live.

Next was the plant’s roots, which needed to be spread out in order for the roots to grow underground. Straight after this, the plant was placed inside of the hole and the surrounding soil was to be packed firmly around of the base of the plant.

We continued to plant until our time was up and we all achieved to plant around ten plants each, which we were quite proud of. We all felt happy and satisfied that we had been able to volunteer our time to support the environment.
All in all, we had thoroughly enjoyed our time and experience participating in National Tree Day for the first time.