One Tree Per Child Bristol
On 14 October, ICF Development Director Russell Horsey and Marketing & Communictions Officer Julie Adamson attended a special tree event at Wellington Hill Playing Field in Bristol. Students of the Horfield CEVC Primary School gathered to learn about the importance of trees in our lives, and get their hands dirty applying mulch to a hedge their school had planted one year earlier. The event was organised as part of Grown in Britain week 2015, to highlight woodland careers in the sector.
The initiative was organised by One Tree per Child, who launched the project in February 2014 with the aim of having every one of the 36,000 children in Bristol’s 130 primary schools plant at least one tree in their city. To date, 10,000 trees have been planted, including fruit trees, hedgerow and specimen trees for parks and green spaces. Pictures from this event can be viewed below.