Planning our project

The Woodland Trust granted us 60 saplings to plant around the south border of our school, between the playground and the busy road. We worked with experts from Glasgow City Council and The Conservation Volunteers to plan what species we would use and where they would be planted. The species chosen are:

  • Dogwood
  • Hazel
  • Crabapple
  • Hawthorn
  • Dog rose

These trees will provide shelter and food for birds and insects and, as they get bigger, will help to reduce the pollution and noise from the expressway, as well as help underneath the ground, stabilising the soil and giving worms and insects places to live.

There are lots of educational resources available from the Woodland Trust.

Preparing the ground

This video shows the preparation, digging 60 holes ready for the pupils to plant the trees in!

Video of the preparation day.

Planting day

Bo from The Conservation Volunteers came along to show us what to do to plant and keep our saplings healthy.

Video coming soon!