- 26 October 2012
Under this project, every secondary school in the Republic of Ireland will be eligible to apply for a donation of 30 free native trees, to enable them plant a small native woodland on their school grounds. Schools will also be provided with a fully illustrated colour booklet produced by the Native Woodland Trust (NWT), which will give advice and information on how to choose the right location for planting the trees. This initiative when complete will provide a valuable wildlife habitat supporting much of Ireland's biodiversity. It will allow schools create an outdoor classroom which will provide children with an appreciation of the natural world.
What Is Trees For Secondary Schools?
It is a project run by The Native Woodland Trust, sponsored by Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and with media support from Independent Newspapers.
We are donating 30 free native trees to Secondary schools countrywide. We want as many schools as possible to participate to make this a success and to create a small native woodland on their school grounds. This will help the environment and teach pupils of all ages about trees.
You can choose from 3 different bundles of trees depending on the size of the space available in your school. We will then post out the trees to your school in the days prior to your tree planting event. All of the trees will be small initially, so they will be easy to plant. We will also send you a full colour booklet detailing how to plant your trees and how to identify each one.
In addition, we will send you an A3 poster to put up in a common area of the school inviting volunteers to help on your designated tree planting day.
To order your trees, just download your application form http://www.treesforsecondaryschools.ie/what-is-tfs.html
Source: HortiTrends News Room