Local Schoolgirl Secures Four New Trees For Watnall Green

Local Schoolgirl Secures Four New Trees For Watnall Green

An 11-year-old school girl from Watnall has helped secure four new trees at Watnall Green after learning about the importance of trees at school.

Lorna and her fellow pupils join Cllrs Jill Owen and Bob Willimott in planting trees

Lorna Staley joined fellow pupils from Larkfields Junior School on Friday (1st February) to plant the trees, which included 2 field maples and 2 mountain ashes. They were also joined by local Borough councillor Jill Owen and and Parish councillor Bob Willimott at the tree planting, which is part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s commitment to plant 1,000 new trees in the Borough each year.

The trees chosen are native to Britain and are appropriate for the site as one of the Council’s 15 Local Nature Reserves.

Lorna contacted her local Councillor, Jill Owen late last year explaining that her class had been learning about global warming and how the planting of trees could help to combat this.

Councillor Owen then contacted Broxtowe Borough Council and following discussions with Lorna’s parents and the school, a proposal to plant four trees at Watnall Green was drawn up.

Lorna said ‘After completing the project in school I wanted to do something to raise awareness of global warming and the benefit that trees can play in helping to protect the environment’

Following the tree planting the children took part in a litter pick of the site as part of the Council’s Clean and Green Initiative. Despite the very cold weather the children were very keen to get involved and collected litter that had collected in hedge bottoms.

Find out more and download a Clean and Green resource pack.

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