Class 6 of Andersons Primary school, who are this term learning about Climate and Biodiversity, made their way up to the Muiry Wood last Friday to lend a hand to a group of adult volunteers from the Forres Community Woodlands Trust.
They all removed plastic tree guards which the trees had outgrown and were no longer needed. The pupils were instructed on how to remove the ties which held the tree guards in place and then collect them in the nearby car park. Both the children and the adults set about their work with great enthusiasm. Together they collected a huge pile which were then removed for reuse or taken to the recycling centre.
The Trust is very grateful to the children as it would have taken the adult volunteers many more hours to do all this work without their help. Many of the children were already familiar with the area where they were working as they had walked their dogs there or walked with their parents during lockdown.