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
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
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.
about Coed Wen here and here.
sessions backed by local
Bird boxes provided at