Planting the trees of the future

March 2011 (3)                                                                                                                A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE

















Dressed in adult-sized high-visibility vests, pupils of St Anne's School listen as Alderman Doug Butterill explains what they will be doing when they help to plant the tree saplings. To the right is head teacher, Mrs Cameron.

Doug Butterill tells some pupils about the

tree planting


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AS part of a day-long project organised by Nantwich in Bloom (on March 25) to launch the R.H.S. Britain in Bloom competition, pupils from St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Nantwich, took part in tree planting in Millfields. This is the green area between Riverside and the railway embankment where trees have previously been planted.

   The youngsters were accompanied by adults who included the school's Head Teacher, Mrs Cameron.

   They were met by the Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom, Alderman Doug Butterill, and the newly-elected Secretary, Sue Hughes. Complying with Health and Safety regulations, Sue handed high-visibility vests - all adult size - to pupils and adults alike.

    Alderman Butterill, and James Thompson, Chief Executive of Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC, dug small holes in the sodden grass allowing the pupils to plant oak, ash and sorbus saplings into the holes.

   James Thompson had started the morning rotovating a new bed for wild flowers - cornfield annuals - near to where saplings had been previously planted. The area also has mixed broad-leaved woodland trees and shrubs.


LATER in the day, pupils from Weaver Primary School, Nantwich, arrived to plant more saplings.

   Visiting the site was the M.P. for Crewe and

Nantwich, Edward Timpson, and Deputy Nantwich Town Mayor, Cllr Arthur Moran.


Doug explains to two boys the valuable work

done by worms in a planted area.


   Also there were staff from Richmond Village CareCare Home and more volunteers from Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC.

   After assisting at the tree and flower planting event, James Thompson was joined by a Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC volunteer to spruce up the willow coppice in the Riverside.

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