Tree planting on LeapDay

It was an absolute pleasure to plant trees with students from Fairfield Primary School alongside our climate champion Julie Harrison.

These 120 tree whips symbolised the end of the planting scheme in Stockton. The students also helped plant more mature fruit trees which will provide residents with free food in the future.

The Stockton Council representatives John, Nigel and Colin told the 9 students all about habitats (for animals, flora and fauna), educated them on the role of sap and helped them identify the different types of trees.

The students now have the skills and ability to plant whip of different sizes with of course the very special task at the end to compact the soils with the ‘penguin walk’.

A great way to spend my extra LeapDay!