Mid Sussex District Council team up with students to plant UK native trees

School children, college students and councilors come together at Beech Hurst Gardens to plant 26 trees to promote bigger tree planting project.
School children, college students and councilors come together at Beech Hurst Gardens to plant 26 trees to promote bigger tree planting project.

A group of students teamed up with councillors at Beech Hurst Gardens to plant young trees.

The councillors and schoolchildren planted a total of 26 trees in support of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) last Friday.

Mid Sussex District Council and Haywards Heath Town Council organised the tree planting event, which included species native to the UK and others representing regions all over the world.

Students from Warden Park Academy, Oathall Community College, Bolnore Village Primary School and Plumpton College helped to plant the new trees.

The schoolchildren learned about the many benefits of the different trees, and what care they need to thrive.

A future visit is being planned for summer 2019 in order for the pupils to see how the trees are settling in.

Councillor Gary Marsh, from Mid Sussex District Council said: “In the future we plan to expand our tree work to include more schools, local businesses and the public in the planting and protection of trees in our 
district.”