A TWO-DAY project with local schools will see 3,000 trees planted in Stourport.

Green-fingered schoolchildren from two Stourport schools will start work next week with Wyre Forest District Council's rangers to plant the trees at Riverside Meadows.

On Wednesday, December 11, the rangers alongside pupils from St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School will begin planting a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, field maple, birch and hazel trees.

The following day, students from St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School will help to finish the project.

It is hoped the trees will improve air quality and also benefit 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 3,000 trees, we are enhancing Stourport Riverside Meadows, giving wildlife a new habitat to thrive in and improving air quality.”