Students support National Tree Week - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Students studying Horticulture, Countryside Management and Arboriculture at Bridgwater College assisted the Grounds Team in planting trees across its Cannington Centre in support of National Tree Week.

First launched in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.

Land-based students involved in tree planting

Course Leader Alan Sinclair said,

“National Tree Week is always in the diary and planned for every year. It allows us to combine support for the initiative and teach students about the choice and planting techniques of various trees. The students involved all contributed to improving the campus landscape and wider environment, and as they say ‘many hands make light work’!”

Grounds Manager Andre Gardner commented,

“Every autumn students and staff from the Land and Environmental Management Team come together for this special event. The students do a great job planting a varied selection of trees from small whips on the golf course to large, standard trees around the campus. It is understood and well researched that trees make an important contribution to removing Carbon dioxide (CO2), a contributor to ‘greenhouse gases’ from the atmosphere. So it is really important that we continue to plant trees across the College’s Centres and what better time than during National Tree Week!”

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