Easter Tree Planting in Clitheroe
Over 200 trees planted!
Clubs in Rotary International have accepted the challenge to plant 1.2m trees worldwide this year, one for each member. The Rotary Club of Clitheroe decided to involve young people to help promote the value of protecting the environment. A wide selection of native trees was planted including oaks, hazel, hornbeams, silver birch, beech and rowans.
Our first planting was before the Easter holiday with the children of Years 4 and 5 of Moorland School who helped Rotarians plant 72 trees altogether in a new copse, to commemorate the centenary of end of WW1 and an avenue of silver birch by the footpath. The children were very enthusiastic and keen to plant and look after the trees.
The sun was shining at Waddow Hall on Tuesday 3rd April, following the snow on Monday, as we planted 130 trees to commemorate WW1 and 90 years since the Girlguide movement took over Waddow Hall. lt was a great success with Rotarians supported by a large turnout of Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Guides from groups within the Ribble Valley Division as well as Brownies from Wallasey who were camping at Waddow. Everyone planted a tree. Afternoon tea was served following the hard work.
Rotary hopes to plant more trees next year when suitable sites are identified.