Trees for Biodiversity

On a mild winters morn, November 23rd St Fergal’s first years planted several Hawthorn Trees on the school grounds to increase biodiversity in our area. This initiative by the Green School’s Committee was completed with the help of the enthusiastic Transition Year students. Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat. By planting these trees insects are attracted to the area. The insects then attract birds and other animals. Biodiversity is important to everybody as it ensures our natural surroundings (air, water, soil) are healthy. If people’s natural surroundings are good then the human population is able to survive and thrive. The trees also serve a symbol of the student’s time in St Fergal’s