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From tiny acorns...

Updated: Jan 12, 2020

The Hearth plants native trees on site as part of their aims to protect the Environment

Local residents of the Hearth Centre came together to mark National Tree Week 2019 by planting native trees at the rear of their site in Horsley village. Volunteers and friends of the Hearth charity and arts centre in the village planted Acers, Rowan, Bird Cherry and Silver Birch Trees – this was only possible with amazing support from Tom Martin of ‘Plants that Grow at Tom & Joe’s Nurseries’ in Wylam and corporate volunteers from local companies including Northumbrian Water, Interserve and Doosan.

The focus of the planting was to get young people involved in taking care of the environment by giving them a hands-on experience. Youngsters got stuck in, working in teams to plant trees. Children also brought along stories, poems and drawings about the ‘magic of trees’ and the benefits they bring to the planet.

Pam Hornor, Trustee at the Hearth said ‘The Hearth is delighted to have had this opportunity to do their bit to help reduce UK carbon emissions. We are passionate about improving our community by planting trees in the village. In years to come the trees we plant now will be standing proud – what a beautiful thought.

We are so grateful to everyone involved – the Hearth Charity, our Artists and Café, Volunteers, Local families and Horsley Village Church and in particular the Tree Council Charity for the funding contribution for this initiative’ November 2019

Poem by Daisy aged 11

Story by Connie Schoales aged 11

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