Schoolchildren plant trees at BWT’s new Jubilee Wood

Schoolchildren attending two Bearsted infant and junior schools, together with their parents, have planted trees at Bearsted Woodland Trust’s (BWT) new Jubilee Wood.

Twenty-six families and teachers from Thurnham Church of England Infant School and Roseacre Junior School took part in the mass planting session at the end of November. 

Eight different types of tree were planted to create the new wood in celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Species included Wild Cherry, Field Maple, Silver Birch and Rowan.

The Jubilee Wood is situated next to a new parking area in the eastern part of BWT’s site, next to the Ashford Road, which is currently under construction. 

Chair of BWT’s Management Committee, John Wale, said: ‘On behalf of everyone at BWT I want to thank Thurnham and Roseacre schools for being with us in good numbers to plant trees and help in the creation of Jubilee Wood. The support brought by pupils and families meant a great deal to us and their energy and enthusiasm was a joy to see.’