Ashridge Nurseries has donated over 2,500 trees and hedges to schools in the South West, for pupils to plant in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
Pupils in the project will wear their 'Plant a tree, make air for free' sticker
Ranging from Frome in north-east Somerset, to Puddletown in west Dorset, the primary and middle schools have over 1,900 pupils in total, aged between 4 and 13 years old.
Getting children involved with trees gives them both enjoyment and education. Planting is great outdoors fun, and we're also reminding children of the importance of trees to the environment by giving each pupil a 'Plant a tree, make air for free' sticker.
Most schools in the project will begin their planting at the end of November, so we'll report back (hopefully with some great pictures) as soon as we can.
More than 2,500 young trees and hedges will be planted in total. In addition, we'll encourage schools to register their trees with the Jubilee Woods Project, helping it towards its Tree Planting Challenge target of 6 million new trees in UK.
The trees being planted by Somerset and Dorset's pupils include:
- Snowy Mespilus
- Sessile Oak
- Copper Beech
- Sweet Chestnut
- Small Leafed Lime
- Summer Sun Cherry
- Bird Cherry
(follow the links to see the trees on our website)
Look out for our schools planting update in about a month's time!