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Plant a tree in 2023! National Tree Week 2023 begins.

Tree planting volunteers and officers

Wyre Council has committed to planting 25,000 trees as part of its pledge to tackle climate change and is pleased to move ever closer to this target through the efforts this National Tree Week.

The council is working to create 10 hectares of new native woodland and hedgerows across its open spaces by 2025 and is currently at around 60% of this target. This climate-focused tree planting is playing a vital role in mitigating climate change, protecting and enhancing threatened biodiversity.

During National Tree Week and throughout the winter tree planting season dignitaries, council officers, conservation volunteers and partners are working hard to plant and care for trees helping us to meet the council's climate change and biodiversity targets helping to make Wyre a cleaner, greener place to live, work and visit. Volunteers are always welcome and there are free, fun activities to take part in this week for anyone wanting to help.

Please feel free to join in with the local events happening across Wyre during National Tree Week. Please book to ensure that enough equipment will be provided for everyone who wants to take part.

Tuesday 28 November between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Join the team at Wyre Rivers Trust to take part in a day of conservation volunteering to mark National Tree Week. Visit www.wyreriverstrust.org to book you place.

Wednesday 29 November between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

Join Wyre Councils Coast and Countryside team to plant trees on King Georges Playing Field, Fleetwood. Please email greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk to book your place.

Thursday 30 November between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Join Wyre Councils Coast and Countryside team to plant trees on King Georges Playing Field, Fleetwood. Please email greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk to book your place.

Councillor Simon Bridge, Portfolio Holder for Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces at Wyre Council commented,

“We are extremely grateful to all of the coast and countryside volunteers who care to take part in our tree planting activities. Trees offer huge benefits for mankind, wildlife and the environment from filtering out air pollution, improving our wellbeing, providing habitat and foraging opportunities for birds, bats and other wildlife, to helping mitigate against flooding. This is just one step we’re taking in tackling climate change but we’re really pleased with the progress we’ve made so far.”

Come along to any of our regular volunteer conservation days in Wyre to improve our countryside and coastal environment and help tackle the biodiversity and climate change emergency, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/greatoutdoors to find out more.

If you are interested in attending future tree planting and conservation volunteering opportunities, please email countrysideservice@wyre.gov.uk

 

 

Published: 27th November 2023