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Tree Planting Update

By John Pittwood - Posted on 27 March 2018

Brindley Heath Primary School pupils being taught how to plant trees

South Staffs M.P. and Secretary of State for Defence,  Gavin Williamson, picked up a spade alongside pupils from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver who took part in a worldwide tree planting operation organised by Rotary International.

More than 300 ash, beech and spruce trees were planted in Kingsford Lane country park, part of Kinver Edge, as part of the Rotary scheme to plant more than 1.2 million trees across the Continents – one for each member of the organisation.

The Rotary Club of Kinver has a membership of 45 but has agreed with the National Trust to plant 300 of the broadleaved species as part of the Trust’s Woodland Trust initiative.

The original idea, from Rotary International’s current president, was designed to increase worldwide recognition of the movement while, at the same time, making a significant contribution to the green environment of the planet.

The club gained the support of Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and drew up a planting scheme which involved National Trust volunteers who demonstrated  planting techniques to the pupils.

The cost of the trees has been taken from the funds put aside for a worthy cause following a charity garden party in 2016at the home of a friend of the Kinver club.

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