Village does its bit for Big Tree Plant campaign
THORPE and East Ardsley are rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in this year’s countrywide Big Tree Plant campaign.
Volunteers have been braving the ice cold, winter winds and even snow to get together to plant and care for trees.
The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s largest environmental charity together with volunteers and community groups across England.
This winter, they hope to plant 50,000 trees, and over the three years of the campaign, the aim is to plant a further 100,000 tress.
Volunteers from Hollybush Conservation Centre have been busy planting at Thorpe Recreation Ground, off Station Road and at East Ardsley Fall on the pathway between The Nook pub to Fall Lane.
Members of the public were also welcome along to help volunteers.
The trees have been provided by the Government as part of the Defra’s The Big Tree Plant campaign, which brings together local communities and national organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers to get more people involved in planting and caring for trees.
Joe Coles, Habitat Conservation Officer at Leeds City Council, said: “A properly managed wood can proved a great habitat and food supply for birds, mammals and insects and we are delighted to be able to complete these projects with help from Big Tree Plant.
“This planting scheme has enormous benefits for the people taking part as well as the local area helping The Conservation Volunteers improve local green spaces.”
Everyone is encouraged to take part and if you would like to volunteer with The Conservation Volunteers working around the city, call 0113 2742335 or alternatively, visit their website at www.tcv.org.uk
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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