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Wild Hedges for Urban Edges in The Trosnant Schools, Havant

Havant is set to benefit from an exciting new initiative designed to give school children and residents access to free, healthy, seasonal food on their doorsteps through the planting of ‘wild’ urban hedges.

The Tree Council has partnered with The Federation of Trosnant Schools to plant a ‘Wild Hedges for Urban Edges’ hedge, which is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This forms the first phase of this new initiative from The Tree Council which aims to introduce town and city dwellers to the benefits of natural, wild hedges.

The project was launched at Southall Park on 5th December to coincide with The Tree Council’s National Tree Week, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. This is the second hedge to be planted as part of the project.

On 10th December Havant Borough Councillors, volunteers from Groundwork, teachers, pupils and The Tree Council, together with Havant Borough Tree Wardens planted fruit trees and over 500 hedging and fruit bushes along an existing bare fence line at the school grounds.