The One Hull of a Forest team has experience gaining funding for, and then planting trees in many different schools. Helping with forest schools, improving privacy or just making a better environment for children, One Hull of a Forest can do a lot to change children’s lives for the better.
Typical species can include the following:
Woodland 1: Rowan and Cherry for aesthetic value and bird food.
Woodland 2 : Pedunculated and Sessile Oak, Silver Birch, Horse Chestnut as main trees then an understory of Hazel, Holly and Alder Buckthorn
Woodland 3: Pedunculated and Sessile Oak, Silver Birch, Horse Chestnut as main trees then an understory of Hazel, Holly and Alder Buckthorn.
Woodland 4: Pedunculated and Sessile Oak, Small leaved lime, Rowan, Cherry Whitebeam and Silver Birch. A thick edge near the road (maybe first 5m) with a dense patch of Hazel, Holly, Hawthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Dogwood and Field Maple. This will help block noise and pollution. Most full trees at 2m spacing but some dense patches at 1m spacings.
Hedges: Hawthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Holly, Dog rose, Dogwood. Standards of Field Maple and Oak. (Not Blackthorn in a school.)
Alternative hedges: A good number of Beech for a thick beech hedge which is not perfect habitat but is less spiky.
Note that depending on the time of planting, some changes are wise in order to maximise the health of the trees.
Thanks to Stephen Meays at Mires Beck Nursery for these choices.
See our project at Alderman Cogan’s school for an example of the impact One Hull of a Forest can have on your school.
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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