Agnes Denes Tree Planting

Agnes Denes Tree Planting

Agnes Denes Forest Regeneration Project: Tuesday 25th August, 2015

As part of our sustainability initiatives to become a Resource Smart school, we were offered the opportunity to participate in the regeneration of the Agnes Denes Forest in Altona Meadows. This project commenced in 1998 where 5 intersecting spirals of 6000 native trees were planted. Unfortunately, many of those trees have struggled to survive in the dry, salty soil. The regeneration project involves planting more hardy species, designed to tolerate the local conditions. Our involvement is of international significance with Agnes Denes also creating land art in New York and Milan. The 84 year old will be sent photos of our work to sustain her vision.

If you are driving along Queen Street towards Altona Meadows, be sure to look to your right. You’ll see our contribution to the project inside the inner fence line.


I would personally like to thank Mr Enright for developing what will now become a longer term relationship with City West Water and our Environment Captains. Thanks also to the team at the treatment plant, InDigWeDo for sourcing the plants, Rachel Buchannan for teaching the students so much about Agnes’ work, and to the 24 marvellous children who will be able to enjoy this wonderful living artwork for many years to come.  Miss Kent