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Hedgerow Planting with Tickton Primary School

Tickton & Routh Parish Council celebrate a community initiative by planting a new hedgerow with the local primary school.

Tickton & Routh Parish Council has worked with local school children to create a new 25m hedgerow in the village, thanks to funding from The Tree Council.

Planting trees and hedgerow is more important than ever as we work together to tackle the climate and nature crises. Trees and hedgerows store carbon, reduce flood risks and improve our air quality, and by planting more we can help grow a greener future. The young people in our community are an amazing force for nature and by planting new hedgerows in their local areas they are helping to create a nature-filled legacy for all of us.

Children from Tickton Primary School played a key role in the preparation and planting. Tickton & Routh Parish Council helped them to plant the hedgerow and will care for them going forward. The project has been made possible with support from the Tree Council which supports schools, community groups and others across the UK to plant trees, hedges and orchards through exciting projects involving young people from local communities. The funding for our project came through the Tree Council’s Close the Gap programme which focuses on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows. Close the Gap is funded by the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Tickton & Routh Parish Council are delighted to be working with the school and their students to create new hedgerow in our community. Involving children and young people in planting is a brilliant way to help them learn more about the role trees and hedgerows can play in tackling the climate and nature crises and gives them a real sense of their own role too as a vital force for nature. It is great to be able to work jointly with our younger residents to plant this new hedgerow.

The planting took place at GL Cullington Field Play Area in Tickton on the 9th March.  

The Tree Council Hedgerow Planting    


About The Tree Council

The Tree Council is a national charity (number 279000) and membership organisation which brings everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. They inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level. They are helped in their work by thousands of volunteer Tree Wardens and a growing force of Young Tree Champions. For more information about their work, visit