Woods for Whittlesey

Community & Education Natural Environment

In 2018 PECT expanded it’s community projects and launched a new tree planting scheme called Woods for Whittlesey.

With funding from Fenland District Council, the project aims to plant 5,000 trees in Whittlesey and its surrounding areas.

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Why are we doing it?

The city we live in – its environment, local communities and wildlife – would all benefit from increased tree coverage. 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
Forest Image

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 in October to March. 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 Project Officer Simon Belham on 07715 372432 or email forest@pect.org.uk.

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