April 7, 2011
The trees, a mixture of willow and poplar, have been donated by Lawrence Lyons Exclusive Kitchens of Haverfordwest, and will be planted close to the entrance of the popular Pembrokeshire theme park.
Ten pupils, aged from four to 11, from St Aidan’s Eco Council will be on hand to help plant the trees which could eventually grow up to 20 metres high and live for more than 80 years.
Oakwood Park Director, Andy Hygate, said: “We’re delighted that Lawrence Lyons agreed to plant these fantastic trees at the park as part of our ongoing tree-planting scheme here.
“The fact that youngsters from St Aidan’s are also able to come along and help with the planting is a great opportunity for them to get involved in a local environmental project.
“Hopefully they will be able to watch the trees grow and develop over the coming years and maybe, one day, bring their own children to come and see the trees they helped to plant,” he added.
Lawrence Lyons’ managing partner, John Calleja, will also be on hand to assist with the planting programme.
“From day one Lawrence Lyons had always envisaged a programme to replace any trees that were used in the manufacture of our bespoke products,” said John.
“With help from Oakwood Theme Park this has become a reality, we aim to be able to plant a further 50 trees in the autumn with plans for additional planting in 2012,” he added.