Last week the pre-school children at Oakwood spent the morning planting native hedgerows in their nursery grounds as part of the Woodland Trust’s largest tree-planting campaign “More Trees, More Good”.
Launched in 2010, the project aims to facilitate the planting of 20 million native trees a year for the next 50 years. It’s hoped that through the simple act of planting trees, children will grow up with a respect for the environment.
Samantha Richmond, Nursery Manger said “The children had a wonderful time planting these native shrubs and for most it was the first time they had ever planted a tree. It’s a great way for children to learn about ecology and natural habitats. We will be able to watch these hedgerows grow over the years and see all the new wildlife they attract to the garden. The trees and shrubs are all native broadleaved which means, that with a little luck, they will be growing on well into the next century”