More than 900 native trees, provided by Logan City Council, have been planted in Scottdale Park at North Maclean thanks to members of the Queensland Cadet Bushmen organisation.

Thirteen cadets planted the trees on Sunday, April 28, under supervision from their group leader Major Martin May and Council staff.

The Cadet Bushmen program aims to develop confidence, resilience and leadership in 13- to 17-year-olds of both genders through bushcraft, adventure and military activities.

Sunday’s planting included a welcome to country ceremony, work risk assessment and a presentation on the benefits of trees in the environment.

In addition to planting native trees, the cadets also installed tree guards and watered in the new plants.

“It was a hard day’s work for the cadets who learnt about resilience, team work, organisation and planning,” Major May said.

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