In March we started a hedgerow with St Edmund’s year 5 pupils BUT we only got halfway along (despite planting 170 saplings!). So in came the local cubs to plant the rest of it.

For Cubs, aged between 8 and 10 ½, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities including getting involved in their local communities. So tree planting with Roots for the Future was an ideal activity for the 4th Godalming Cubs.

On a sunny Thursday evening 19 cubs and their siblings and parents came along to plant the remaining 170 saplings to make up the 340 tree hedge at Ladywell spiritual retreat!


As with all our workshops, the session started off with a demonstration on how to plant a tree. It is really important to plant the tree correctly otherwise it won’t survive. Plant it too shallow and the roots will dry out, plant it too deep and the trunk will suffocate.

We were really impressed how in only the space of one and a half hours, the group managed to plant all the trees we had to plant to complete the hedge.

Despite the hard work and the race against time, they did it with smiles on their faces!

If you run a local community group and want to get involved with Roots for the Future, get in touch.