We were delighted to be joined by team members from Jubilee Partner OT Group recently, for a day of fruit tree and hedgerow planting at St Andrew’s Church of England Junior School in Hadfield.
The planting, at one of our Young Tree Champion schools, was delivered by our Orchards for Schools programme, which this planting season was funded through our Christmas Big Give campaign. OT Group were generous supporters of the campaign and it was wonderful to be able to bring funders and recipients together for a fun day of planting!
One hundred hedgerow whips were planted to gap-up the existing hedgerow on the school field. Species planted included hazel, spindle, dogwood, dogrose and hawthorn. Ten cherry, apple and pear trees were also planted, which will provide a harvest for the school’s pupils for years to come. The fruit trees were planted in espalier style against school railings.