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Free Trees for Wellacre

Posted at 2:45 pm on 26th November, 2020

Woodland Trust Tree Planting Scheme

Wellacre students successfully planted 400 trees within the school grounds recently following a huge tree donation by the Woodland Trust.

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Teacher of Maths, Mrs Eagling, co-ordinated the application, planning and planting of the trees at Wellacre.  

She said:

“All the trees were planted to create a wildlife corridor along the perimeter of the school field. The trees will grow to form a large hedge made up of wild cherry, hawthorn, rowan, hazel and dogwood and it will provide food and shelter for many types of birds and mammals.”

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Over 40 students from Years 7 to 11 were involved.  A number of students were invited to create a memorial area, and plant a tree in dedication to a loved one lost.

A special thanks goes to Year 9 students Ben and Caiden who dug all 400 holes ready for planting the saplings!

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Mrs Eagling added:

“Our students were very keen to help plant all the trees, as they know the importance of trees in our efforts against climate change.  They also love the fact that we are creating an oasis for wildlife.

“Everyone involved worked very hard; it was an extremely cold day but they successfully prepared the ground and planted all 400 trees!”

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Year 9 Ben said:

“I am looking forward to seeing the trees start to grow and to see what wildlife the hedge will attract.” 

The Woodland Trust are offering schools and communities free trees as their aim is to get millions more trees in the ground and ensure one new tree for every child.