National Love a Tree Day

10th May 2019
May 16 of each year honours ‘National Love a Tree Day’. On this day, trees are celebrated and recognized for the wonderful gift that they are to us. National Love a Tree Day is also in the middle of Garden for Wildlife Month.
 
Most species of trees tend to be long-lived. There are some trees live to be several thousand years old. The tallest known tree is 379 ft. tall.
 
Trees provide more than just beautiful landscapes and a shady canopy on a sunny day. They play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate as well as give us oxygen. Large quantities of carbon are stored in their tissues as trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
 
Trees are a vital part of nature. This is a good day to plant a new tree or spend some time enjoying the beauty of the trees that are all around you. Use #LoveATreeDay to post on social media.
 
We want to make sure that everybody Shanklea Primary School has the chance to plant a tree. So, with support from the Woodland Trust we have made a bid for a large quantity of saplings.
 
Shanklea Primary School recognises that teaching outdoors helps encourage curiosity and stimulates all the senses in a way that indoor learning simply cannot do. With our Woodland resources, we can do more truly rewarding learning with our pupils and inspire them about the UK's incredible trees, woods and wildlife.
 
We continue to work towards the Platinum Green Tree Schools Award where tree planting is a fun and engaging way to get your pupils outdoors enjoying themselves while making a positive difference to the environment.