PUPILS of Kilmactranny N. S. recently planted a horse chestnut tree to celebrate 'Give a Tree Roots' Green-schools Woodland Day. The horse-chestnut tree was actually grown and nurtured from a chestnut collected by the children and planted in a milk carton during National Tree Week a number of years ago.
The children, armed with spade, gloves and a bucket of manure planted the tree in a field adjacent to the school yard, having carefully lifting it from a large pot it had been growing in outside the Junior Classroom door.
A circle of daffodil bulbs were planted around the horse-chestnut tree, which come spring, should provide a delightful canopy over a carpet of dancing yellow daffodils.
"In Kilmactranny N.S., we are deeply aware of the importance of our native trees to our environment and consequently were pleased to participate in this worthwhile tree-planting event," said Imelda Ryan-jones, GreenSchools Travel Education Officer