Tree planting time with Naturezones

Carisbrooke Brownies were welcomed to Naturezones Wildlife Education Trust at Blackwater during National Tree Week at the beginning of December.

The children planted 20 trees to create an avenue of rowan, buddleia and birch. All these trees are favoured by wild life and provide autumn berries for birds, and nectar and homes for butterflies, bees and many, many more insects.

After the tree planting was finished, there was hot chocolate all round.

Project manager, Angela Hewitt, said: “This reminded me of our very first project 15 years ago when, during National Tree week, with the help of children from Arreton Primary School and a grant from the Tree Council, we planted our beautiful silver birch copse.

“In the current climate Naturezones ticks all the boxes. Outdoors, plenty of safe space, and our activities are really good for a child’s mental health and well being. When the children leave it is smiling faces and exuberant chatter all round.”
Since its inception, Naturezones has worked with over 6,000 children from 20 primary schools on outdoor nature themes.