On December 20, Pupils from Beeston Rylands Junior School got stuck into a tree and bulb planting event. A mixture of native bulbs (wild daffodils and English bluebells) were planted, plus the students took part in a litter pick as part of the Council’s involvement with National Tree Week 2019 and the Borough’s ‘Clean & Green’ initiative.
All the pupils are part of an eco- class who meet to discuss the environment issues.
Hugh Turrell from the Council briefly discussed the importance of tree planting.
Why do we need to plant trees? What are their benefits?
- To breath, they take in excess carbon dioxide (CO2) from our atmosphere and convert it into oxygen for us to breath. Trees are vital in ensuring that our atmosphere remains oxygen rich. Trees act as lungs for our planet.
- To help with pollution, trees act as living filters, in which they filter out all the nasty pollutants in our air.
- Trees provide homes for a large amount of the UK’s wildlife.
- They are shelter, shade and flood defences.
- Trees are vital to our existence; we need them for oxygen and good health and even more so now to help combat climate change.