Over 150 children and their parents from four Hertfordshire communities marked Tu Bishvat by tree planting in the Woodland Trust’s 850-acre Heartwood Forest, close to St Albans.
The youngsters — from the cheders of the Radlett and Shenley United shuls, Radlett and Bushey Reform and St Albans Masorti — planted over 1,000 trees. The initiative was organised by Radlett United member Debbie Hougie, a geography lecturer at Hertfordshire University.
“It was fantastic to see so many children and their parents involved,” she said.
“I felt very proud to see Jewish people making such a positive contribution to our local environment.”
The children also learned about links between the environment and Tu Bishvat and dug to the sounds of klezmer performed by a local violinist.