Students and staff from Arts University Bournemouth recently visited Upton Country Park to plant trees, as part of an initiative organised by the AUB Student Union with the Woodland Trust, to reinstate hedge rows at the award-winning country park, just outside Poole.

Fifty students and staff braved the cold and rain to help plant 1000 trees, which will not only benefit the country park, but also have a host of benefits for local wildlife and the environment.

“The initiative aim is to try and off-set the carbon footprint of the new cohort of first years that we receive every year – we aspire to plant around 1000 trees each time, for it corresponds to the number of new students intake” – Students’ Union President, Gio Garancini