Students and volunteers have been out in force in Tasmania's south, planting trees and shrubs where fire ripped across the land in January.

The Dunalley primary school burned down in the blaze and dozens of trees had to be removed to make way for a new school building.

"It was pretty lonely," one student said.

"It just had dirt and no plants and it was all grey and black," another added.

As part of National Tree Day, dozens of people have planted hundreds of native trees across the grounds.

There is also an orchard taking shape near a planned community kitchen.

"The whole day is really about the positives and the renewal in the town and part of that is establishing plants and trees in our playground to beautify it and get rid of some of that barrenness in the landscape," Dunalley principal Matt Kenny said.

At the golf course, fire damage put play on hold for six months.

The club has now reopened and there are hopes the replanting work done by students from nearby Sorell are part of a change of fortunes.

"What might appear to be a really little bit of work is actually great because it's work that our volunteers don't have to do," Golf Club Treasurer Jen Cashin said.

 

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