TreeAction delivered a 6th school tree project last week, planting 20 fruit and woodland trees at Woodgate Primary Academy in Crawley, West Sussex. The school didn’t pay a thing thanks to donations from businesses, and a crowdfunding campaign match funded by the Save Our Wild Isles campaign.

”It looks fab!” says Dawn Mitchell, Premises Manager at the school.

Many students came out to engage with the tree planting and asked lots of questions about the tree planting arborists from Garden Sage Nurseries.

🌱Some students thought the trees were just going to be there for the day, but they soon realised they would be looking after their trees for years to come!

Students were very interested to know the age of the trees, how big they would grow, how to ensure they are still alive, and were very excited at the prospect of being able to pick their own cherries!

The project was all made possible by the TreeAction volunteer team’s fundraising efforts and the resulting support of donations from Thakehams, Moto Foundation, @nestle, @kpmg, @avivauk community fund, and parents of some of the children. 🙌

The trees are all well established ” standards ” ranging from 3-6 years of age, varieties planted included Apple, Cherry, Birch, Hazel, Gage, Hornbeam and Oak.

More details on the Crowdfunding campaign can be found at – TreeAction-WoodgatePrimaryAcademy’sTreeProject – a Environment crowdfunding project in Crawley by Tree Action UK (crowdfunder.co.uk)