Rooting for free trees on Lismore

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Mini eco-warriors at Lismore School have taken delivery of hundreds of free trees from The Woodland Trust.

The youngsters have been out and about planting some of the 420 saplings of mixed trees native to Scotland as part of the trust’s free trees for schools and communities project.

Just a few weeks ago, Lismore primary school was awarded its fifth Eco Flag status and has wasted no time in cracking on with pupils’ latest project to root in new trees on the island.

Headteacher Debbie Harris said: ‘We applied to the Woodland Trust for free trees for schools some time ago and were recently sent 420 saplings of mixed variety trees all native to Scotland.

‘We planted some here at school and offered the rest to people in our community who kindly donated to our school fund in return. We also went out to a local croft to help plant more than 80 trees. We were rewarded with some tasty hot chocolate and
apple cake!’