November 17, 2017 Gossip

National Tree Week is a great chance for you to do something positive for your local treescape and to get involved with making a difference!

This year the campaign takes place between November 25 and December 3.

This is the UK’s largest annual celebration of trees, and is a great chance for communities to get involved in planting trees across the country. The UK’s tree planting figures remain low, with the UK still maintaining its position as one of the least wooded countries in Europe.

Two projects are aiming to make a difference in Peterborough, and you can get involved too!

Forest-for-Peterborough

Forest for Peterborough, run by the charity PECT, is aiming to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030 – one tree for every person in the city.

Nene Park Trust’s Moments with Trees is a two-year Heritage Lottery funded project.This project is all about increasing understanding and offering opportunities to participate in a large range of tree themed activities and events.

This National Tree Week, you can join in with the following events in Peterborough:

Forest for Peterborough

  • Tree Planting Day

November 25, 10.30am-4pm

Site adjacent to 6 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE6 7LW

 

  • Tree Planting Day

December 2, 10.30am-4pm

Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough PE8 6HJ

 

  • Tree Giveaway at the Tree Dressing Day

December 3, 10am-3pm

Olive Branch Community Garden, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 4PT

You can register your attendance on 07715 372432 or by emailing simon.belham@pect.org.uk. All equipment will be supplied and no prior skills are required. All ages are welcome! For more information, email info@pect.org.uk or visit www.pect.org.uk. You can also find the charity on Twitter @SustainableCity.

Moments with Trees

  • Launch of two self-guided tree ID trails, via the TiCL application, in Woodston Reach and Lynch Wood.

November 25

  • Pot a Tree and Christmas Tree Cookies

November 25, 11am-4pm

At the Christmas Fair, Ferry Meadows

  • Winter Tree ID (for absolute beginners) event

November 26, 11am-1pm

Booking required. Ferry Meadows

  • Planting 3,000 trees and shrubs

November 28, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

The Moments with Trees team aims to plant 3,000 trees and shrubs at the Woodland’s sport field in Castor to replace the recently felled Poplars. Drop-in to lend a hand! There is parking available at the Woodland’s Sport’s Centre (off Splash Lane).

  • Tree Dressing Day Event

December 3, 11.30am-2pm

Ferry Meadows

For more details visit the Nene Park Trust website or contact hannah.keeley@neneparktrust.org.uk or 01733 308774 or 07919 591040. You can also follow @moments_w_trees on Twitter.