Volunteers plant native trees on school site

Tree planting at Falconer's Hill Junior School.'Pictured are Katie Young ( 8 ), Saffron Burt ( 10 ) & Izzy Whitrow ( 10 ) with Jemma Draper, Lisa Lindsell, Fay Hignell & Kerry King '( All from Cummins )
Tree planting at Falconer's Hill Junior School.'Pictured are Katie Young ( 8 ), Saffron Burt ( 10 ) & Izzy Whitrow ( 10 ) with Jemma Draper, Lisa Lindsell, Fay Hignell & Kerry King '( All from Cummins )
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SCORES of native trees were planted on a school site in Daventry on Monday.

Cummins worked with Falconers Hill Junior School to plant 60 trees of British species in the school grounds.

Some 16 volunteers from the company, which has a base in Daventry on Royal Oak Way South, joined staff and some pupils working on the site, after coming up with the plans and getting the trees into their new home.

Cummins’ community involvement team leader James Nicholls said: “The basis of the day is to educate the pupils on the importance of trees, especially native trees.

“It also got them to understand the space trees need as they grow, so as not to plant them too close together, and to create a design of where best to plant them.”

Once the children had come up with their design, staff from Cummins dug the holes and also gave advice on nutrition and watering for the new trees.