Published Friday, 19 November 2021
Coventry City Council is calling on local people to help them plan 18,000 trees before Christmas as part of their ambition to plant over 360,000 new trees – one for every resident.
The tree planting kicks off in Floyds Field (off Tanners Lane), Tile Hill this Sunday 21 November between 10am and 2pm.
The Rangers team will be supporting local groups and any volunteers that would like to help plant hundreds of trees this weekend as part of Coventry City Council’s commitment to plant 360,000 new trees in the city in the next 10 years.
Just turn up between 10am and 2pm in sensible shoes and be prepared to get a bit muddy!
Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and Cabinet member for Parks said, “This initiative across the city is something that will benefit all residents and is a great way to get involved in helping the environment. My thanks go to all the volunteers and helpers making this happen.”
This is just one of a whole series of tree planting events taking place across the city in November and December including Allesley Park, Sowe Common, Longford Park, Floyds Field and Park Wood as we kick off this year’s tree-planting season, hoping to plant just shy of 18,000 trees.
Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services said,” Our parks and green spaces have been, quite rightly, highly valued over recent months. They are a haven for wildlife and a place for local people to play, relax, meet up and stretch their legs.
“Trees are beautiful, evolving through the seasons but they also play a vital role in helping us to combat climate change. We will be planning native trees, grown south of us with an eye on the changing weather patterns. I hope lots of people will want to get out and help and then over the year watch as these saplings grow to form new woodlands.”
The wide variety of new trees will not only provide habitats and homes for wildlife, but also help combat air pollution as well as providing green spaces for us all to enjoy. The trees are being provided by Trees for Cities, a UK charity that works to plant trees globally.
For more information around the tree planting dates and volunteering https://www.coventry.gov.uk/news/article/4044/help_plant_thousands_of_trees_in_your_local_area