Oct 4th was National tree day, Sherkin had the honour of planting 2 new saplings. This year we were gifted ‘Guelder rose saplings - The Guelder Rose, known as Viburnum opulus in Latin, has its own Irish name – Caorchon – which tells us that it is a native Irish Tree and thus supports a great deal of biodiversity of invertebrate life.
Today we headed out to the schools ‘Biodiversity Garden’, Students from last years Blasket paused and enjoyed seeing how well our Oak tree is doing from last year.
Then Sherkin students all got stuck in and helped each other plant our new saplings. We dug holes, transplanted the sapling, covered over with soil and watered. We were joined by a lovely little ladybird (proof that the garden really is attracting insects) Tomorrow we will mulch to help protect them from the winter cold.