On Friday 31 May thirty-nine Hukanui Students, along with our wonderful parent helpers attended Waiwhakareke wetland (near the Hamilton Zoo) to help plant 25 000 native trees. Over 1500 people attended this annual planting day. Our parents and students, showed great teamwork, dedication and careful planting techniques to contribute to this wonderful community event. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a day in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska, United States by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on 10 April 1872. An estimated one million trees were planted on this first Arbor Day.
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