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Peterborough residents invited to join in celebrations for National Tree Week

Nature Volunteering
Are you keen to support your local community and make a difference to the surrounding environment? Join Peterborough Environment City Trust’s National Tree Week celebrations by taking part in tree planting days.

The volunteer tree planting days, run as part of the Forest for Peterborough project, will help to create a new woodland in the heart of Werrington. To get involved, you can volunteer at one of the public planting days on Saturday 28th November and Wednesday 2nd December.

We're excited to announce that the following POSH players will be joining us for our Tree Planting Day in Werrington on Wednesday 2nd December! The players attending in the afternoon are Gabriel Zakuani, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Michael Smith and Andrew Fox.

Our experts will teach you everything you need to know about tree planting, including advice on tree varieties, root health, soil conditions and aftercare. Enjoy a great day out for your whole family – all you need to bring along is some sturdy boots and a packed lunch.

“We’re joining in this national initiative to encourage people to do something positive for their local treescape and help to increase tree coverage in Peterborough,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “This is the perfect opportunity for you to be an integral part of creating a new woodland in Werrington.”

The event will be held at Werrington open space, PE4 7ZY, located behind Baron Court and Ambleside Gardens. Accessible through Baron Court (limited Parking) or follow the Werrington Brook footpath from Fulbridge road, signs will be visible.

The events are drop-in from 10am-4pm, with last arrivals at 3pm. Please arrive in good time so you are not disappointed late in the day if the event finishes early due to all trees being planted. Please contact Simon Belham to register your attendance on 07715 372432 or via email at [email protected].

Forest for Peterborough is designed to help improve tree coverage in and around the city, with the aim of planting 180,000 trees by 2030: one tree for every person living in the city. Forest for Peterborough is grateful for the support of the Mick George Community Fund and Peterborough City Council. For more information about the project, visit the website at