by Grainne Rason
On 6th November, the first of 420 whips of mixed hedge plants arrived at Warblington School from the Woodland Trust. Over the next five weeks, teams of students from different year groups planted the whips along the back of the school playing fields. Each team adopted a tree name: Dogwood, Crab Apple, Hazel and Hawthorn. Luckily the weather was kind on most occasions and the students learnt that digging holes for the whips was not as easy as it looked but we avoided getting blisters. We coated the roots in mycorrhizal fungi to hopefully get the trees off to a good start. We will put mulch around the trees in February when both ground and mulch are wet and we are looking forward to caring for the trees throughout the time we are at Warblington School.