Mount Carmel were delighted to be informed that Lancashire County Council had selected the school site for an Urban Tree planting scheme.
With Lancashire being among the ten lowest counties in the UK for woodland cover this scheme seeks to bring more trees into the urban environment for the benefit of residents. Lancashire County Council recognises that trees and woodlands in the landscape, can provide a huge range of benefits including opportunities for people to connect with nature and to help improve their health and well-being.
The scheme is being undertaken in two parts; with 150 trees being planted in each part. The types of trees include Silver Birch, English Oak, Maple, Rowan, Red Oak, Scots Pine, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Spindle and Wild Cherry. The first part has already taken place with the second part due to take place in the Autumn.
Mr Michael Blair, Mount Carmel ECO coordinator commented "We are delighted to receive the benefit of this funding from LCC to assist with the improvement of air quality around our school and enhancing the visual landscape of our grounds and the community. Our pupils are really interested in what trees have been planted and where and are looking forward to the remaining trees being planted in October".