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Form V Tree Investigation

23/06/17

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Form V took shade from the heat last week, whilst carrying out an investigation into the amount of carbon the trees at St Georges are storing.

Trees take in carbon, a greenhouse gas, which is contributing to climate change. Too much carbon causes the earth's atmosphere to warm up. Trees play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance.
Armed with tape measures, chalk, rulers and recording sheets, they used measurements from the trees to work out how much carbon each tree they measured, stores. All the the data is going to be collated and sent to the University of Leeds who are taking part in the 'Terrific Science Tree Investigation' across the UK.  New trees will be planted as part of the project, in forest schemes in Africa.

It's good to know our beautiful trees at St George's are also providing such an important role.