Incorporating trees into your school grounds offers a plethora of educational and environmental advantages. Not only does it enhance the overall landscape and promote cleaner air, but planting trees also presents an exciting hands-on opportunity for your students.
An independent review on the Economics of Biodiversity states that ‘creating an environment from an early age where we are able to connect to nature is essential for self-enforcement in protecting and valuing nature’.
Participating in tree planting is a fool proof method for your school to check off this task and actively engage in enhancing the local environment.
Get your children involved and you’ll be able to:
provide education on the importance of protecting wildlife habitats and biodiversity
raise awareness of different environmental challenges our planet is currently facing
inspire care for the natural world
assist with school subjects such as Science and Geography
contribute to team-building and social skills
Under the wise and watchful eyes of their teachers, pupils will be green-fingered in no time.
If you would like to get your students involved, you can apply for trees to plant at your school, at no cost to you. Simply register your interest with us below and we will assist you with an application form.
The trees donated are just 1 year old and are between 40-80 cm tall, very easy for children to handle. Plus, they are equipped with canes and biodegradable guard spirals to provide protection during their early stages of growth and ensure they grow in a straight and healthy manner.
Trees are supplied in multiples of 10 per species.
What species are the trees?
The types of trees supplied will vary between seasons, but all species are broad leaf varieties. These include Hawthorn, Sessile Oak, Hazel, Downy Birch, Guelder Rose, Field Maple, Rowan, English Oak, Blackthorn, Wild Cherry – all native to the UK.
Most of these tree species are suitable for hedges which can make for great borders around playing fields or along fencing.
When can the trees be planted?
Regrettably, the planting of trees is not feasible throughout the whole of the year. Traditionally, the planting season spans from November to April but with the use of cell-grown whips, which have higher rates of survival, the planting season can be extended from October to March. However, you can submit your application at any time.
We would love to see your tree planting in action so be sure to tag us in any photos!
If you have any questions about the tree planting initiative, please get in touch with our friendly team – we’ll be pleased to help.