STUDENTS at Attunga Public School were among many school children across the region who got back to nature yesterday to mark National Tree Day.
While the official event isn't until tomorrow, yesterday provided an opportunity for school students to get involved and beautify their schools' grounds.
Attunga Public School's three kindergarten students found their green thumbs and, with the help of some older students, planted a variety of native trees, grasses and shrubs.
"It gives them the opportunity to build something, to create something, to enhance; all those sorts of things," principal Barry Burnett said.
He said all 31 students were involved in some way and by having the kindergarten children plant the trees, they could nurture them and watch them grow for up to seven years - and at the end, the school would hopefully get some healthy plants out of it.
It also helped instill a sense of pride among students.
"I find if children do something in their school to enhance it ... they will try very hard to protect it," Mr Burnett said.
The rest of the community is encouraged to foster their own green thumbs by planting a tree tomorrow.
Tamworth area residents can get involved with Tamworth Urban Landcare Group's efforts behind the skate park from 9am.