Pupils plant 'Wee Forests' in Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg Primary pupils have planted trees in the school’s grounds as part of the ‘Wee Forests’ initiative.

By Kevin Quinn
Thursday, 7th April 2022, 6:26 pm

This is part of a £500,000 Scottish Government funded project, led by NatureScot, which will see 20 Wee Forests planted across the country.

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A Wee Forest is a tennis court-sized area where people can create dense planting of fast growing native woodland. It often incorporates an outdoor classroom where young learners and the local community can come together to connect with nature.

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It also provides school children with the opportunity to help tackle the climate emergency and contribute to Scotland’s tree planting targets.

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Pupils taking part in the Wee Forest tree planting at Bonnyrigg Primary.