School plants seeds for future

GUILDEN Morden Primary School laid seeds for the future last week when they began a ten year long project.

The school is part of the nationwide Conservation Foundation-funded Great Elm Experiment, which aims to preserve the future of elm trees.

Class two’s children planted an elm tree, and over the next decade will record the height, girth, biodiversity and any signs of Dutch elm disease.

Gillian McCulloch, a parent from the school who arranged the experiment, said: “The children were delighted to take part in the planting, and it is hoped that with time and good luck, a new generation of elms will become established throughout the country and a new generation of young people will be encouraged to have an interest in trees and biodiversity.”