Planting saplings for our eco church

Mini gardeners from the local nursery school helped us to plant 100 saplings at the Holy Trinity Eco Church. Once they got the hang of roots and stems, the only way was up!

We chose a mix of UK sourced and grown plants to minimise spread of disease and pests. They arrived between 15-60cm high, so it will be a while before they grow together to provide a food bank for birds and insects.

However, we’re looking forward to hazelnuts, the hips of dog roses, clusters of rowan berries, sloes and elderberries. In spring there’ll be plenty of blossom and catkins to attract pollinators.

Once the hedge is established it will provide shelter and cover for wildlife, and a busy natural highway in the centre of Aldershot.