Pick up a spade and join in Forest for Peterborough’s tree planting events this season!
Want to make a difference to your local environment? Want to volunteer with a project that is creating a long-lasting impact for the area and its residents? Don’t miss joining in special tree planting days this season.
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is gearing up to begin another tree planting season with its Forest for Peterborough project. 6,000 trees are due to be planted throughout the city and surrounding areas between October 2016 and March 2017.
Volunteers can drop-in to tree planting events at Sacrewell Farm (PE8 6HJ) on November 5, 19 and 26 and December 3 and 10. The planting sessions will take place between 10.30am-4.30pm (last arrivals at 3.30pm). Volunteers for the tree planting will gain free entry to the planting event.
“Since the project launched in 2010, Forest for Peterborough has planted an amazing 93,609 trees across the city,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “We are so grateful for the support of our volunteers each year and the hard work they put in to improve the local environment for the benefit of residents and wildlife.”
Forest for Peterborough is aiming to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The target is to plant one tree for every person in the city in order to improve tree coverage, improve our green spaces, and the quality of air we breathe.
Companies and communities can get involved with the planting days: “It was lovely to meet the team leading the tree planting; they were very friendly and helpful,” explains Kelly Towers from The National Flooring Company. “I’d recommend other companies to take part, because it not only supports your local community and their environmental efforts, it provides an opportunity to team-build with colleagues and inform others.”
Forest for Peterborough is grateful for the support of Peterborough City Council. Please register your attendance with our project officer at email@example.com or call 07715 372432. Calling is advised on the day, because events maybe cancelled due to poor weather conditions or finish early due to all trees being planted. Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work and sturdy footwear. All equipment will be supplied and no prior skills are required. All ages welcome.
For more information, visit www.pect.org.uk or call 01733 568408. Plus find PECT on Twitter @SustainableCity.