The ERS School Tree Nurseries Programme and the School Flutter Flower Programme are providing a service to both the community and the environment by helping children in schools to learn about the environment and to plant trees and create wildflower meadows in order to restore their local degraded habitats.

The Dales School, Blyth

February 9th, 2015

The Dales school received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2015. Teaching Assistant Steve O’Mara has provided this update and photos from their planting day:

“Many thanks for the trees. We had a tree planting day  on the 19th of January, when every class in the school took part in planting trees around the school grounds, despite the wind, rain, and cold temperatures. The day served as a good introduction to many of the students as to the value of trees in their community, and why we should be planting them in the school. They also had a fun break from their regular lessons!”

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The best technology to save the world: trees

February 9th, 2015

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Oxford University scientists, after a year of research, have determined the best technology to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and try to reverse global warming.

It’s trees!

They considered methods ranging from capturing emissions from factories and power stations to extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air, and adding lime to oceans to increase their absorption of the gas, a study released on Tuesday showed.

None were more promising than planting trees, or baking waste wood to form a type of charcoal that can be added to soil. Relative to other so-called Negative Emissions Technologies, afforestation and biochar are low-cost, have fewer uncertainties and offer other benefits to the environment, the research shows.

More information here

Winton Arts & Media College, Bournemouth

February 5th, 2015

Winton College received trees from us to set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2015. Forest School leader Heather Johnson has provided this update:

“Our trees are currently potted up in a small area in our school garden.  We haven’t quite decided where to put them all yet.  There are plans to build a new play area for the younger students in the school and that is where they probably be permanently planted.”

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New planting season begins

January 22nd, 2015

We are happy to announce the beginning of another full planting season.  This season we have managed to receive funding to support over 50 schools.   We will soon have more information about the plantings as the photos and feedback stories from the schools come in.  Stay posted.

 

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Climate Change March in London

September 23rd, 2014

The work of the 21st century; together we can replenish the Earth.

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Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School, North Wales

September 22nd, 2014

Rydal Penrhos School, from Colwyn Bay, North Wales, received tree saplings from us earlier this year to establish their own School Tree Nursery. Teacher Julie Woodthorpe has provided photos of some of the trees during the summer which show how they are beginning to flourish. Children in Pre-Prep planted some of the trees in the school’s local forest as part of their Forest School lessons. The rest were planted on the edge of the school field.

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New Educational Workshops

September 15th, 2014

Storytellinglute copyAndreas Kornevall, the Director of Operations for ERS and founder of the School Tree Nursery Programme is planning to visit STN schools during the 2014/15 planting season. The visit will include the creation of a tree nursery inside the school grounds on the day, and also a storytelling performance where he uses drums, lutes and flutes to enhance the old stories about trees and their rich folklore.

“On the day we plant up a tree nursery together, the children can tag their own sapling and plant it, we learn about how the trees live and why they matter, and we also open the old world and listen to the folklore and myths associated with trees.”

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A Lime Tree in the centre of Brighton

June 27th, 2014

The Earth Restoration Service in partnership with ONCA (One Network for the Conservation and Arts) planted a Lime tree on the level in Brighton, the tree will symbolise the regeneration of urban areas.

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New partnership with ONCA (One Network for the Conservation and Arts)

June 27th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: 17 June 2014

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YOU WON’T SEE THE GALLERY FOR THE TREES

Brighton’s ONCA Gallery will be full of trees this month for a total of 100 hours to mark the launch of 100, a group exhibition and wider project featuring 100 artworks by selected artists and young people inspired by trees.

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For this exhibition, ONCA poses the question – with trees rapidly disappearing, what role can artists play in their survival?

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