Environment students get planting for National Tree Week

04 Dec 2018

As part of National Tree Week, 24 November – 2 December, students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have been out with their spades actively planting trees.

Working in Partnership with Gloucester City Council and the Friends of Barnwood Arboretum, students learnt about the different methods of planting and aftercare to ensure successful tree establishment.

Justin Hobbs, Council Tree Officer, said: “The students have done a magnificent job, professionally planting a lot of trees. It’s great to see how such practical activities as these are built into their courses.”

Programme Manager Ian Grange commented, “It’s important for our students meet and work alongside key professionals and conservation organisations working within the sector. This adds a different dimension to their university experience, greatly enhancing their future employability.”

To find out more about the RAU’s Environment Programmes please visit FdSc Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management and FdSc British Wildlife Conservation

Group photo of students planting trees for Tree Week 2018