Earlier this year we joined forces with Peter Livingstone of Eadha Enterprises to help deliver his Ayrshire Riparian Woodland Project. The project delivers river and tree planting education to 10 schools in North Ayrshire.

Garnock Primary ready to pot up their trees.

Each class takes part in an interactive presentation around the pros and cons of riparian woodland before learning about the rare, native Aspen tree. Following this the pupils pot on 500 trees for which they are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance until they are ready to be planted out during the winter months.

Seedlings ready to be planned into larger pots.

On Monday we were at Abbey and Garnock Primary Schools to deliver the project to another two classes. Both schools (as well as Peter and I!) enjoyed lovely weather as they potted up their trees. It’s very encouraging to hear the knowledge the children have with regard to natural history.

Abbey Primary School pupils learning where there trees have came from.

Abbey Primary School pupils are very green fingered…they have a great poly tunnel, orchard and series of raised beds. The trees are in very safe hands here.

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