26th Oct, 2016

Planting for the future

Evesham Editorial 11th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE school are set to improve the bio-diversity at the site by planting more than 100 trees.

The town’s Rotary Club, through their Interact Club at Pershore High School, are taking part in a Woodland Trust scheme to plant 105 saplings on the Station Road grounds.

All native broadleaved, the trees will be put into the ground tomorrow (Saturday).

Kit Carson, from the rotary club, said: “Together with the school’s ecological group we hope that this planting will provide a permanent improvement to the site, one that will benefit both the students and diversity of flora and fauna.”

They have been provided by the Woodland Trust as part of its free tree pack scheme, where trees are supplied to schools wanting to improve their environment.

John Tucker, Woodland Trust director of woodland creation, said: “Planting trees is a fantastic way of bringing together groups of people, particularly children, who either want to improve their local environment, learn more about wildlife or create a lasting memorial for those who have made a mark on their community.

“By teaming up with schools like Pershore High School the Woodland Trust hopes to double our native woodland cover and enrich our landscapes for generations to come.”