Forest for Peterborough

Natural Environment

A tree for every person living in the city

The city we live in – its environment, local communities and wildlife – would all benefit from increased tree coverage, so we’re aiming to plant one tree for every person in Peterborough.

How will you help our efforts?

 

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Project Stats

108,115

Trees planted to date

3,142

Volunteers involved

1,200

Tonnes carbon reduced

What are we doing?

We launched Forest for Peterborough in 2010, and aim to plant over 230,000 trees in and around the city by 2030. We want to change the city’s landscape, so that a network of wildlife corridors and green spaces threads its way through our built-up areas.

Good things come to those who wait! Trees mean so much, not only for the quality of life of residents today, but for future generations of Peterborough citizens. In 20 years’ time the trees we plant today will be big enough for you and your family to walk under and enjoy.

Forest Peterborough Tree Planting

Why are we doing it?

We’re planting trees for a multitude of reasons. Trees:

  • Improve the look of our green spaces
  • Absorb CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the air and help to combat climate change
  • Will make the city less vulnerable to flooding and other extreme weather
  • Provide shade and shelter
  • Improve the quality of air we breathe
  • Encourage wildlife
  • Improve your health and well-being

What can you do?

Whether you’re a resident, local business, community group or school, we’d love for you to join our volunteer planting days! We need hands-on help all year round – with volunteer tree planting days running October to March, and maintenance days April to September. As a community, you can come together to transform rundown spaces. Plus, if you have land for planting on, get in touch!

These fun social events are a great way to meet new, like-minded people. Helping to create more green spaces in Peterborough will enable you and your family to enjoy the outdoors and feel a real sense of achievement as you see the benefit of your hard work. To see our full list of planting days, visit www.pect.org.uk/events/.

To get involved, speak to Tony Cook on 01733 568408 or email [email protected].

We love a tweet, not just from the birds in the trees, so remember to use the hash tag #ForestforPeterborough

Project Updates

Love your local environment this Valentine’s

Fundraising Natural Environment
News posted 18/01/2021
Love trees

Could you be a hero for your community, for wildlife and for our planet?

Fundraising Volunteering
News posted 14/12/2020

Cutting the waste at Christmas

Responsible Resource Use
Posted 14/12/2020 by Alexandra Szczurek in the Blog

Buy the gift of a tree this Christmas

Natural Environment
News posted 10/12/2020

PECT receives grant of £117,100 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Fundraising Natural Environment
News posted 10/12/2020

Can you help to create the first Mini Forest in Peterborough?

Natural Environment Volunteering
News posted 30/11/2020

Do you value and enjoy your time outside?

Natural Environment
Posted 06/05/2020 by Tony Cook in the Blog

Grow Peterborough’s green spaces this January

Natural Environment Volunteering
News posted 22/01/2020
Tree Planting

Combatting Climate Change through Tree Planting

Natural Environment Volunteering
Posted 08/01/2020 by Nick Sandford in the Blog
Nick Sandford

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

Natural Environment
News posted 06/11/2019

More Trees Please

Natural Environment
Posted 24/07/2019 by Vikki Lawman in the Blog

Forest for Peterborough tree vandalised  

Natural Environment
News posted 25/01/2019

Volunteering at PECT - a few months on.

Natural Environment Responsible Resource Use Volunteering
Posted 13/03/2018 by Eleanor Whitwell in the Blog
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Environmental issues – are you really aware?

Natural Environment Responsible Resource Use Volunteering
Posted 07/12/2017 by Eleanor Whitwell in the Blog
Eleanor Whitwell

Join in National Tree Week celebrations in Peterborough!

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 16/11/2017
Tree leaves

Community garden gets a green makeover with help from Forest for Peterborough

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 08/11/2017
Tree Leaves

Winners announced for Peterborough’s iconic trees photo competition

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 10/10/2017

Join Forest for Peterborough as it plants its 100,000th tree in the city!

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 18/09/2017

Share pictures of Peterborough’s iconic trees!

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 23/08/2017

The search is on for spare green spaces

Community & Education Natural Environment
News posted 09/06/2017
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It is gratifying to know that our hard work will help to develop the local community in many years to come. The team that instructed and led us were very friendly and motivating.

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