Tree group aims to take root across Teesdale

by | Dec 17, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News


A new branch of a Teesdale tree-planting group is celebrating after putting their first saplings into the ground.

Trees For Teesdale was launched earlier this year after volunteers created branches in Gainford and Mickleton with the aim of planting thousands of trees across the dale.

The scheme is modelled on the successful Trees For Cotherstone group which was formed to replace aged and dying trees in field boundaries and other areas.

The Mickleton Group planted the first of their trees in November, shortly after a  similar event in Gainford.
The group has been preparing for a bulk delivery of bare-rooted trees by creating stock protection. Geoff King, chairman of Trees for Teesdale, said: “It is very heartening to see both our groups now under way and planting trees.
“We have all worked hard fundraising, starting groups, buying tools and materials and liaising with landowners, and this is now showing fruit,” he added.

“Our objectives now are to support this planting through the winter, and hopefully form more groups in other Teesdale villages in the New Year.

“If anyone is able to help, in an existing group, or in another village, please get in touch through our website where you can find further information, including details of our much valued sponsors.”

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