Students at Fairfield High School (FHS) rolled up their sleeves and laid down new roots in their community by planting trees/hedging plants along the school’s perimeter fence in order to launch The Tree Council’s recent National Tree Week.
With the help of a grant from The Tree Council, one of the UK’s leading tree charities, FHS planted a mixture of hawthorn, laurel, wild rose and wayfaring hedging plants over a 150 meter stretch of fence.
This year, in possibly the biggest National Tree Week campaign yet, communities, organisations and businesses around the UK have grasped the opportunity to do their bit to reduce UK carbon emissions and improve their communities by planting trees.
The Tree Council awards grants to help communities around the country to plant more trees and do something positive for their treescape. Fairfield High School is one of 55 schools and community groups across the UK that made a successful application for one of this year’s grants.
Sara Lom, CEO, The Tree Council, explains:
“We simply couldn’t survive without trees. With their incredible carbon-busting, habitat-protecting and wellbeing-boosting power, trees can safeguard a green, healthy and happy future for our children and the planet.
“To ensure a green, tree-filled future, we need to plant many more trees each year, in the right places, and care for them and the ones we already have.
“Each of the young people, teachers and community leaders planting as part of National Tree Week are truly Tree Champions, laying down roots for the generations that follow and we’re proud to support them.”
Campbell, Assistant Vice Principal at FHS comments:
“We are extremely grateful to The Tree Council for this generous grant. At Fairfield we feel very strongly about our planet.
“We’re aware this starts ‘at home’ with ways of reducing pollution, being more green and creating a healthier environment for our students, staff and community.
“The planting of these trees will go a long way to address all of these issues, plus more.”