Dorset school pupils replant trees at new site

by | Mar 7, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Pupils at a primary school in Dorset replanted a selection of much-loved trees at a new school site, the Dorset Echo reported.

Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School has recently moved from one end of School Lane to the other, taking its trees with it.

Trees that were transferred to the area include cherry, spindle and beech species, with some of the 25 trees measuring four feet.

The initiative was organised by Trees of Dorset, which has been running the project for more than ten years together with a number of schools.

Rachel Palmer, from Trees for Dorset, said to the Dorset Echo, said: “The children dug them up from their tree nursery in the old school and today they have been planting them out on a landscape at the school, which I think will be equally scenic as any provided by the council.

“Landscaping will have cost a lot of money but these children have transferred probably 150 trees worth on their own having grown them and translocated them.”

The project, ‘My Life, My Tree, Growing Together’, was set up five years ago and involves five Dorset rural First Schools.

Children in Years One and Three collect local tree seeds which are planted in tree nurseries and are taken out in the community when they are ready.

The project has one paid environmental project officer, Pete Rothman, and a number of CRB-checked member volunteers.

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