We donned our wellies to plant 150 saplings at our Trees for Life Wood at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. The wood, which will tell the story of the importance of trees in our lives, is being planted up this autumn with a plethora of young, native trees such as Rowan, Willow, Hornbeam, Oak and Pine.
And alongside all these sits our new woodland learning shelter – handmade by the Taylor family of Joblings of West Tanfield. The shelter will provide a base for school children to learn more about trees and rainforests and their importance in the battle against climate change. It’s been crafted from locally sourced wood and dotted around inside are hand-carved leaves – many made from the very trees they represent.
As the woodland progresses, we’ll be talking about the native trees and the impact these green champions have on people and planet.