Staff from Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Open Spaces team were joined by around 20 students from Cann Hall Primary School who came together and planted 11 trees.
The young trees have been positioned on open space near to Dorking Crescent, Clacton, as part of TDC’s drive to plant more trees in support of the environment.
Species planted were all fruit trees consisting of a variety of eating apples and pear, and the trees will take around a few years to reach maturity. The mixture of species provides blossom in the spring, as well as fruit for both people and wildlife to forage for.
Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the team looked forward to welcoming the students back later in the near when further planting can take place.
“It was great to see the students getting involved in planting these trees, as the younger generation will hopefully benefit from them for years to come,” Councillor Talbot said.
“Having planted these, it’s now all of our responsibility to cherish and protect these trees which should stand tall and enhance the area for decades to come.”