St Albans school children help to plant 4,000 trees
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Green fingered children kicked off the season of goodwill by helping to plant 4,000 trees in a St Albans park.
Students at St Bernadette’s Primary School joined Hertfordshire County Council’s rural estates team to London Colney’s Napsbury Park in the hope new shrubs will encourage nesting birds into the area.
It is especially hoped skylarks will settle there, as they have been seen around the area.
A mix of broad leaf species, including oak and hornbeam, will now grow on the eight acre former derelict site.
It was part of National Tree Week (NTW), and the funds for the trees were covered by a Woodland Creation Grant Scheme by Natural England and the Forestry Commission.
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NTW is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, deliberately held at the start of the winter tree planting season.
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