A two day tree planting project is set to start next week.

Green-fingered school children from two Stourport schools are working with Wyre Forest District Council’s rangers to plant 3000 trees in Riverside Meadows, Stourport.

On Wednesday 11 December, the rangers alongside children from St Wulstan’s Catholic Primary School will begin planting a mix of Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Birch and Hazel trees.

The following day, Thursday 12 December, children from St Bartholomew’s CofE Vc Primary School will help finish the project.

It is hoped the trees will benefit air quality and the wide range of wildlife species in the meadows.

Paul Allen, Wyre Forest District Council’s countryside and parks manager said: “This is a really exciting project and I’m delighted school children from St Wulstan’s and St Bartholomew’s are getting involved.

“By planting 3000 trees we are enhancing Stourport Riverside Meadows, giving wildlife a new habitat to thrive in and improving air quality.”