Faversham pupils plant 50 trees to give to the community

by | Mar 3, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Faversham pupils have planted more than 50 trees as part of a community project.

The native English specimens, including oak and chestnut trees, were planted in the grounds of the Abbey School, in London Road.

They were supplied by the charity Earth Restoration Service (ERS), which runs a school tree nursery programme.

Under the scheme schools plant the trees where they are nurtured for up to three years.

They are then replanted in the community in areas where trees may have been damaged, on flood land, or just where they would enhance the environment.

Teacher Paul Muddle has overseen the project and said: “The Abbey School offers pupils the opportunity to study horticulture, environmental and land based science and so this project offers important practical experience.

“It’s also great that after the saplings have been nurtured at the school they will be replanted in and around Faversham so that the whole community can benefit from the trees in the future.”

When the trees are ready to be moved they may be given to primary schools and community projects in Faversham, but the exact details have yet to be decided.

The Abbey School is a member of a schools’ land based guild that is being pioneered by Kent County Council in association with the Royal Horticultural Society and the Kent County Agricultural Society. The aim is to provide excellence in land based education and to link up with employers.

The trees were planted in the week before the half term holiday