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The group, made up of students from 16 Christchurch schools, has been growing trees for the red zone as part of an initiative set up by the Eco-Action Nursery Trust.
The trust aims to plant 12,000 student-grown native plants around the city and, on Sunday, had 3000 trees in the ground at QEII Adventure Nature Trail by the end of planting.
Eco-Action Nursery chairman David Newton said the aim was to create a “green spine” through the red zone that would last for generations and provide habitat for native birds and lizards.
The next planting day is planned for Sunday, June 20.
- By Emma Power