Green gang dig in for plant­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE -

TWO HUN­DRED trees and three hours of hard work from school­child­ren has seen an im­pres­sive new line of hedg­ing laid across a field in Wood­church. Pupils from the nearby pri­mary school worked from 1pm to 4pm plant­ing the trees in nearby Terry Field. Mark Kingston, a school gov­er­nor said: “The trees were do­nated by the Bri­tish Trust for Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers. They in­cluded dog­wood and rose­wood and they formed a hedge. “We worked with the school’s green gang to plant them from 1pm to 4pm. “The chil­dren worked re­ally hard and had a won­der­ful time. “They were able to put their names on the trees.” He added: “The aim is to en­cour­age wildlife habi­tat and we hope this is the first in a num­ber of projects with the green gang such as bat boxes and a mam­mal sur­vey.”

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School gov­er­nor Mark Kingston and Wood­church pupils who planted new trees and hedges in the field next to their school

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