31.03.2016 - 93,579 trees planted through Forest for Peterborough project
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is celebrating another successful planting season with the Forest for Peterborough project, which culminated in a fantastic tree giveaway for residents in Stanground on Saturday 26th March.
“Since the project launched in 2010, Forest for Peterborough has planted an amazing 93,579 trees across the city,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “Our last planting season ran from October 2015 through to March 2016, during which time 6,000 trees were planted with fantastic help from all our wonderful volunteers.”
“We are so grateful for the support of our volunteers and the hard work they put in to improve the local environment for the benefit of residents and wildlife – none of this could have been achieved without them. A special thank you goes to the Mick George Community Fund for funding the project this year, plus extra support we received from IKEA Distribution and Buckles Solicitors,” says Simon.
The Forest for Peterborough project was launched in 2010, and it aims to plant over 180,000 trees by 2030, which is one tree for every person living in Peterborough. In an area where tree coverage is below the national average, the project aims to create a network of wooded areas to improve our green spaces.