Just before the summer drought sets in our Year 2 pupils helped us plant out 30 small trees consisting of Rowan, Wild Cherry and Silver Birch. We also planted one special Norway Spruce which was container grown especially for the project and which was much larger than the others. The clearing was made a few weeks prior to planting out. It was in an area on the edge of existing woodland. This area was once part of the woodland but gales about 20 years ago had destroyed the trees here. It was now overgrown with nettles and brambles. Hopefully the rabbits and deer will allow some of the trees to survive. In the clearing we discovered two small oak trees about 30cm tall. We surrounded these with a ring of twigs, like a bird's nest, for their protection.
Year 2 planting the Norway Spruce