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Join in National Tree Week celebrations with Forest for Peterborough

Community & Education Natural Environment
The national winter tree planting season has officially launched with the start of National Tree Week, taking place from 26th November – 4th December 2016.

This is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, and is an initiative which aims to get more people 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.

National Tree Week is a great chance for you to do something positive for your local treescape. Forest for Peterborough, a project run by the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), is running tree planting events to encourage everyone to get involved with improving local tree coverage.

The aim for Forest for Peterborough, supported by Peterborough City Council, is to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030, which is one tree for every person in the city.

If you’re interested in getting outdoors and planting some trees come and volunteer at upcoming tree planting events at Sacrewell Farm (PE8 6HJ) on the 3rd and 10th December. The planting sessions will take place between 10.30am-4.30pm (last arrivals at 3.30pm) and they are drop-in events. Volunteers for the tree planting will gain free entry to the planting event.

Please register your attendance with the project officer Simon Belham at [email protected] or call 07715 372432. Calling is advised on the day, because events may be 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.