Last Thursday (16th) we began the second part of the Carrick River and Tree Education Project. Having delivered the river education portion of the project last year (click here to read about the first stage of the project) we are now in the process of planting trees with each of the 10 schools, when the project finishes we will have planted upwards of 300 trees with school pupils in the Carrick region.
The pupils each get the opportunity to plant a couple of trees and create their own small woodland on their local watercourse which they’ll be able to watch grow over the coming years. Each ‘woodland’ will get a plaque marking the date, school and class that planted the trees. Hopefully one day the pupils may return with their children and be able to say that “I planted those trees”!