Pupils plant jubilee trees

PUPILS from Tickenham Primary School joined forces with the Woodland Trust to plant native trees in a village wood.

The trees have been provided by the trust as part of its Jubilee Woods Project, which is marking the Queen’s diamond jubilee by planting six million trees across the country.

They were planted, along with a Royal Oak grown from an acorn gathered from one of the Royal estates, at woodland near Brown Rock Farm.

Adrian Brooks of the project said: “It’s hoped that through the simple act of planting trees, children will grow up with a respect for the environment and can be inspired to really get in touch with nature and learn about the ecology of these wonderful habitats.”