Tree Planting at Rush Common School

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As you may have noticed, the Rush Common trees and shrubs have some great new friends to grow along with: Rowan, Hawthorn, Hazel, Dogwood, Wild Cherry, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Silver Birch, Grey Willow and Perennial Oak arrived, all 420, between 19th April and 23rd April 2021. Soon after their arrival they have been carefully planted by enthusiastic Rush Common staff and pupils. The edge of the car park (at the back) all the way to the Sensory Garden and beyond the Forest School area has been greened up. Because of some generous raining episodes and lots of care, the little trees (saplings) have made a great start and will continue to grow.

Why ?

:Tree planting is an incredible way for youngsters to connect with nature while helping the planet. It links to many areas of the curriculum and it’s a fun, hands-on project for gardening and eco clubs. Planting trees also improves your school grounds, whether you’re creating a wildlife area or planting a hedge.

And when you plant trees you make a difference to your whole school and the wider community too:

  • Green spaces improve physical and mental health.
  • Trees and hedges provide homes and food for wildlife.
  • Trees clean the air we breathe.
  • Trees absorb CO2 – one of the main causes of climate change.
  • Your trees will become a legacy that future pupils will enjoy.

….and you make a point by starting to give something back to our planet.

Our planet is what we use and live on. If we take from it, we will have to give back as well.

This is the reason why we applied for a free tree pack from the Woodland Trust.

We are aware we just made a start and more will need to happen so, hopefully, we can arrange another free tree pack soon which then will be planted during Autumn.

Please check out the Woodland Trust website: Why Plant Trees? – Plant Trees – Woodland Trust  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/why-plant-trees/