10th Mar 2017
On the most glorious morning of the Spring so far, pupils from three different Kildare primary schools potted up their own trees as part of Tree Week at the National Stud on Wednesday.
Pupils from Educate Together, Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha and St Brigids were taken on a tour of St Fiachra’s garden by broadcaster Eanna Ni Lamhna to understand the importance of our trees and what purposes they serve. “The bark of the yew was used to make bows for arrows while the silver birch was used for paper”, said Eanna – a thought that really appealed to the boys!
They also got to launch our new hotel for insects, The Buglington or ‘creature feature’ as the press have christened it. Built from natural, local materials, the idea of the structure is to attract thousands of residents who will get free B&B but pollenate our plants and flowers along with helping us with pest control.
After the tour the children potted their own oaks and whitebeam saplings, which we hope will be planted out carefully in their homes and schools.
With thanks and best wishes to all who attended. Check back to our site soon for more news on trees, bugs and foals.
Happy Tree Week! 🙂
COMING SOON… how to build your own bug hotel