30 September 2021 – The Trees for Climate project with City of Trees included planting a hedge, wildlife copse, working woodland and orchard on the school grounds at Fir Bank Primary School in Oldham.
Summary of the project
Trees were carefully selected, such as willow and elder, to be planted above a bank to minimise the bogginess on site due to very wet ground conditions.
The school previously had a very bare outdoor classroom area and so they were very keen to introduce more biodiversity to the area to enhance the educational experience for pupils.
The school had previously sourced and planted their own trees, but unfortunately none of the trees had survived so they were happy to be involved with City of Trees when they found out about planting opportunities available to them through the Trees for Climate programme.
The Trees for Climate project at Fir Bank Primary School saw a total of 415 trees planted, this included:
- Hedges – 305 – wide mix of species
- Working woodland – 30 trees
- Wildlife woodland – 75 trees
- Orchard – 5 trees