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Celebrate National Tree Week by helping to increase tree coverage in Peterborough

Natural Environment

With support from local residents, community groups and businesses, PECT has recently reached a milestone of planting more than 100,000 trees across Peterborough. Now the charity is asking for your help to reach its target of planting 230,000 trees in total.

PECT is creating a ‘Forest for Peterborough’, with the aim of planting a tree for every resident in the city in order to improve our green spaces, create vital wildlife habitats, improve the biodiversity value of existing green spaces or planted areas and to help the environment.

To tie in with National Tree Week, held from the 23rd November to 1st December 2019, and Tree Charter day held on the 30th November, the charity is calling for local landowners to get in touch if they have potential land for planting on. National Tree Week is an annual celebration that marks the start of the winter planting season. It is a great opportunity for communities and businesses to do something positive for their local environment.

“Through landowners nominating their green spaces, it enables us to form a more comprehensive ‘city forest’ in Peterborough,” explains PECT’s Natural Environment Lead Tony Cook. “We need to secure these pockets of land for planting to help increase tree coverage, improve our local environment and to help tackle climate change.”

If you have land or know anybody who has available space and an interest in creating a new woodland, forest, shelterbelt or wildlife copse, make sure to get in touch with PECT. If you’re interested in finding out more or would like to discuss arranging a site visit, please contact forest@pect.org.uk.

For further information about PECT, call 01733 568408 or visit www.pect.org.uk.