Seven extra trees were planted in Troopers Hill Field at a tree planting event organised by One Tree per Child Bristol on Tues 16th February 2016.
There are six wild cherry trees to infill the wide gaps between the existing ones and a hornbeam tree to complete the double avenue of trees along the east side of the field. Pupils from Air Balloon Hill Primary School helped with the planting.
Final Tree planting plan (pdf) >>
The trees funded by One Tree per Child are “whips”, that is very
young trees just over a metre tall. They are
staked and enclosed in cages to protect
There was an opportunity for local people to sponsor these trees so that larger trees (of the same species) would be planted instead, two trees were sponsored under this scheme. Friends of Troopers Hill were especially pleased that one of these was planted in memory of Pete Harris - a great friend of Troopers Hill.
Air Balloon Hill Primary School Year 2
Air Balloon Hill Primary School Year 3