Saturday 28th November - second planting session...
We needed to do a little more work at Gravel Pit and so decided to meet in pairs again, and work over the Saturday in shifts. We finished extending the original copse and also started a new, smaller copse at the other end of the field. A few gaps to fill, but all in all - we have made excellent progress with over 400 trees planted!
Once again, our rather drizzly day was made all the more brighter by people coming over to chat and ask questions about the trees, and our planting plans. It's so lovely getting to chat to people around the village and we really hope we'll be able to plan a planting day with volunteers VERY soon...
As we near completion of the work to Gravel Pit, here are some reasons why it's so important (now more than ever!) to plant trees.
Trees fight climate change
Our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change is trees. A young wood with mixed native species can lock up in trees, roots and soil over 400 tonnes of carbon per hectare.
Trees can prevent flooding, reduce city temperature, reduce pollution and help keep soil nutrient-rich.
Trees encourage wildlife
Woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other landscape, providing homes for thousands of species including our most loved animals.
Trees can help provide homes for mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, moths, beetles, bees, wasps, ants, spiders, slugs and snails...the list is endless!