Pupils from Glazebury Church of England Primary School have helped green their school grounds as part of The Big Tree Plant.
A parent and helper at the school contacted The Mersey Forest last year to ask for a tree for a memorial garden in the school. It only took one site visit from The Mersey Forest Team for the whole school to gear themselves up for creating an orchard, hedge laying and planting the memorial tree, with funding from The Big Tree Plant.
Pupils from the school planted nine apple trees donated by and with help from the Cheshire Landscape Trust, along with approximately 60m of hedgerow with dogwood, hawthorn and blackthorn; a standard oak tree to complement the existing trees on the edge of the school field, and a copper beech tree in the memorial garden.
The enthusiastic children worked tirelessly, and didn't mind the rain or the mud. The sun came out later, and shone down on their newly planted trees.