Pupils continue their planting work for Rotary

   March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President of the Rotary Club of Nantwich, Tony Hoy, and members of staff from Millfields Primary School are pictured with pupils at the start of the tree planting.

 

 

 

Picture by Doug Butterill, Company Secretary of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC. 

AFTER their bulb planting and bird box erecting work mentioned on the two previous pages, pupils of Millfields Primary School, Nantwich, were out again in November 2017, planting 105 trees at Coed Wen.

   They were helping the Rotary Club of Nantwich to meet Rotary International's target of planting 1.2million trees before Earth Day (April 22, 2018).

   As Tony Hoy, President of the Nantwich club, explained, the work will remove greenhouse gases

from the air - slowing down global warming - as well as attracting more wildlife.

   The trees - hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver

 

 

birch, rowan and hazel - were donated by the Rotary club.

   Also present at the planting was local garden and woodland expert, Doug Butterill, who is planning to return to Coed Wen this spring to tell the pupils more about nature.

   Coed Wen - the town's community woodland - is an open area on the Nantwich to Whitchurch road which used to be part of the land surrounding the Brine Baths Hotel (now demolished). Brine (salt-carrying water) was drained from what is now Coed Wen for people seeking treatment at the hotel.

 

   Coed Wen was originally called Hellath Wen, but a road on the housing estate next to the open area with the same name caused confusion and so the new name Coed Wen was used instead. The area was named by pupils of Weaver Primary School some years ago.

lRead more about Coed Wen here and here.

 

Schools' planting sessions backed by local

company's grant

Bird boxes provided at local schools

Greenspaces index

 

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