LOOKING AFTER OUR WOODS
Our intrepid Prep School Eco Warriors are looking at the topic of deforestation and the negative impact it can have on the environment.
We learnt that it was quite an art to manage a forest successfully so, we invited Jay Needham, our own forester and Woodland Manager to come and talk to our club. He explained about some different methods of managing a forest and how new seeds are regularly planted. He went on to talk about what happens when trees get diseases and how this can be managed. Trees can fall down during storms and Mr Needham told our warriors how this can create new habitats. The children were totally engrossed and had many interesting questions to ask him, including whether the school could grow an orchard to supply the children with apples and other fruits. In addition to regular woodland litter picks, our warriors will be going on woodland walks with Mr Needham to cement their knowledge. They are also keen to look at trying to establish links with a developing country to supply seeds to help with growing new trees in places where they are cut down purely for firewood.
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