Planting trees at Pedmore with the Woodland Trust
Students get busy planting trees for generations to come
Year 9 students in Mrs Ward's Science class are joining forces with the Woodland Trust to plant a native hedgerow in our school grounds as part of the charity's Jubilee Woods project.
The Trust is aiming to plant six million trees across the UK during the course of the project to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last year. Schools and communities across the region are taking part by planting free trees provided by the charity.
Georgina McLeod, Head of Jubilee Woods at the Woodland Trust said: "We are delighted thousands of communities and schools are using our free tree schemes to plant more trees in their local area. Groups are transforming their neighbourhoods; growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife. Through tree planting, schools are educating children about the benefits of trees and their importance for the environment."
The packs contain Birch, Rowan and Cherry.
Mrs Ward, said, "This is a really exciting project for our students and school. We are aiming to increase the range of trees in our school so that we can increase the diversity of wildlife that we attract. Having a wide range of trees provides protection as well as food for different animal species.”
Our school will register our plantings online and be included in the new Royal record of tree planting. This will be published online and a hard copy will be gifted to Her Majesty The Queen and the British Library at the end of the project.
Find out more about the project, go to www.jubileewoods.org.uk