Wilderhood Watch members have been planting trees in our neighbourhood this Winter as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback Campaign. Planning for Winter 2020/2021 is already underway, and includes planting a number of trees at our local secondary, Sandringham School.
Our latest tree planting was on January 19th when we planted some more trees at Bernards Heath Junior School – 27 in all, a mixture of silver birch, wild cherry and rowan.
To help raise money for seeds and trees, we had a Wilderhood Watch stall at the Sandringham School Christmas Fair on December 7th. Items for sale included organically grown pollinator friendly seeds, greetings cards and knitted Christmas tree decorations. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us!
On November 30th we planted thirty trees at Bernard’s Heath Junior School, to create two mini copses which will hopefully eventually provide shelter for the children and habitat for wildlife. They were mixture of Silver birch, Crab apple and Wild cherry.
Also, on October 10th, our Wilderhood Watch team planted a hedgerow at Bernard’s Heath Infant School, in collaboration with parents, Year 2 children and the PTA. Between us, we planted ninety saplings of Hazel, Hawthorn, Dog rose, Crabapple and Dogwood.