Pupils plant 350 trees in commemorative scheme in Derbyshire
A secondary school in Derbyshire is carrying out a planting project as part of a series of environmental events to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Green services company Glendale has helped pupils at Belper School and Sixth Form Centre to plant 350 whips, or young tree saplings, in order to create a scheme which displays wild harvest, wild wood and year-round colour.
The trees have been donated by the Woodland Trust as part of its Free Trees initiative, in which around three million trees will be given to schools and community groups to plant over the next four years.
In a scheme designed by the school, with the help of Glendale contract manager Andy Trott, the trees will act as lasting memorials for those involved in or affected by the conflict, 100 years since it began.
‘Trees offer a range of benefits for the environment, they enhance the landscape and attract wildlife as well as helping to create more attractive outdoor spaces for communities to enjoy,’ says Trott.