5F help the environment by planting trees! 🌲

Date: 27th Nov 2017 @ 9:54pm

At Forest School today some children in year 5F were involved in a tree planting afternoon to create a hedge along the fence of our community garden. It was typical autumnal weather of rain but the children were amazing digging holes and planting over 100 trees to help our environment and encourage insects and birds to our Forest School. 

 

We were helped by 'City of Trees' who spoke to us about the importance of trees and why we need them. City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by transforming woodlands and planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there, within a generation.

Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this percentage is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. This means that trees and woods now play an ever-more important role in our cities and towns. 

They create healthier, happier communities, tackle climate change, reconnect our children to the natural world, and provide essential habitats for wildlife. Trees and woods ensure our urban areas are economically, socially and environmentally more sustainable and resilient. It was really exciting to plant the trees thinking that hopefully they will remain there forever at Pike Fold! 🌲 

 

For more details please visit http://www.cityoftrees.org.uk/

Post your comment