Celebrating National Tree Week

National tree week was once again supported by Bridgwater College when students and staff based at its Cannington Centre were busy planting a wide range of trees.
Specimen trees were planted within the grounds of the Cannington Centre in locations such as the College’s golf course, Walled Gardens, new arboretum and around the campus generally. Types of tree included:
• Giant Himalayan Pink Magnolia Tree, planted in the new spring border
• Moroccan Pineapple Broom, planted in the Walled Gardens of Cannington which has bright yellow, pineapple-scented flowers
• Killarney Strawberry Trees (x3), planted on campus for its abundant strawberry-like fruits in the autumn
Andre Gardner, Bridgwater College’s Grounds Manager said, “Every autumn staff and students from the Land and Environmental Section come together for this special event. The students do a great job planting a varied selection of trees from small whips on the golf course to large, heavy standard trees around the campus. “It is understood and well researched that trees make an important contribution to removing Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a contributor to ‘greenhouse gasses’ from the atmosphere. So it’s really important that we continue to plant trees across the College’s Centres and what better time than during National Tree Week!.”
If you would like more information about studying Countryside and Horticulture at Bridgwater College please contact our Information and Guidance team on 01278 441234 or visit www.bridgwater.ac.uk, alternatively please come along to our Land-based Open Day on Saturday 24 January, 10am to 12.30pm at our Cannington Centre.
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