Youngsters create a tree nursery

PUBLISHED: 10:44 08 March 2007 | UPDATED: 12:18 04 May 2010

Gregory Petrovic and Grace Evans, who are both Year 4 pupils from Fordham Primary School. Photo: Supplied.

Gregory Petrovic and Grace Evans, who are both Year 4 pupils from Fordham Primary School. Photo: Supplied.

PUPILS from Fordham Primary School planted more than 250 trees as part of a woodland partnership. The youngsters created a tree nursery at the school and planted seedlings that will eventually be transferred to Snail Wood, which has been developed by For

Children planting their seedlings.
Photos: SUPPLIED

PUPILS from Fordham Primary School planted more than 250 trees as part of a woodland partnership.

The youngsters created a tree nursery at the school and planted seedlings that will eventually be transferred to Snail Wood, which has been developed by Fordham-based company HFL.

"It has provided some fantastic opportunities," said the school's deputy head Rose Miller.

"As well as involving children with the woodland planting, HFL also planted a Rowan tree in the school grounds as a symbol of our relationship with HFL."

Phil Drive, of HFL, who is also chairman of the Snail Wood steering group, said: "Cambridgeshire has significantly less biodiversity than most counties in the UK. The majority of non-urban areas are agricultural, with less than five per cent being woodland. Wet woodland is one of Cambridgeshire's priority woodland types and this is exactly what we intend recreating in Snail Wood."

The wood is managed by a steering group made up of HFL employees and members of the local community, and is run in conjunction with the Green Light Trust, English Nature and the county council's Biodiversity Partnership.

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