Falkirk Students Plant Trees
Players support tree-mendous effort to plant more trees
April 15th, 2014
With the support of players of People's Postcode Lottery, green fingered school pupils in Falkirk have planted 420 trees to give a local beauty spot a boost. Westquarter Wildlife Group is one of around 200 community groups who received a free tree pack from Woodland Trust Scotland this spring.
Children from Laurieston Primary School joined volunteers from the Group to plant the trees in an area which has been cleared of invasive plants. Woodland Trust Scotland's free tree packs come in a variety of themes and sizes. This fantastic charity will receive £250,000 funding from our players this year to protect beautiful Scottish woodland for future generations to enjoy.
Les Wallace from Westquarter Wildlife Group said, "The Glen is a really special place and it's great that people can come down here and by the people who live around here and it's great to have the chance to involve local school pupils in planting trees. It gives them a real sense of ownership of the place, and will encourage them to love it even more.
"The free trees provided by players of People's Postcode Lottery will make a huge difference to the Glen by bringing more colour and wildlife to the area."
Rory Syme from the Woodland Trust Scotland added, "All over Scotland schools and communities are making a big difference to their local environment by planting trees. It's really inspiring to meet enthusiastic groups of volunteers like Westquarter Wildlife Group and find out about the benefits that trees are bringing to their lives."Return to news archive