The environmental charity PECT launched the project Forest for Peterborough in 2010, with the aim of planting over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030 – one tree for every person living in the city.
This October, the project reached a massive milestone. Its 100,000th tree was planted within the city’s Central Park on Saturday 7th October 2017.
PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard explains: “We are so grateful for the support of all the volunteers, individuals and organisations who have dedicated time and enthusiasm towards making this project possible.”
“Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green spaces. Trees also play a vital role in mitigating climate change and adapting to extreme weather conditions by providing shade on hot days and absorbing water during periods of heavy rain.”
“To plant the 100,000th tree in the city is a truly fantastic achievement, and one we’re incredibly proud to be leading on.”
See the rest of the season’s tree planting dates and discover how you can get involved here.