Volunteers plant forests of the future for Peterborough

by | Nov 3, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

Half a dozen hardy volunteers turned up to help plant 150 trees in Castor last week.

 The event was organised by Peterborough Environment City Trust which has pledged to plant a tree for every person living in the Peterborough area.

In total they hope to have planted around 183,000 trees by 2030.

So far 70,000 are already in the ground, both in and around the city, so the Forests for Peterborough scheme is well under way.

Project manager Simon Belham said: “Saturday was a great day in Castor. We managed to plant all 150 trees. Sadly three of the volunteers didn’t show on the day but six people did turn up and it was a great day. It is an exciting project to be involved with.”

The next big tree planting event will take place at Wittering Grange in Wittering where 1,942 trees need to be planted.

Volunteers are always welcome and refreshments will be served during the day.

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