Volunteers help plant trees in Frinton

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020
Volunteers who helped to plant the trees

A small army of volunteers dug in to help create a new woodland in Frinton.

Staff from Tendring District Council (TDC), around 15 students from Tendring Technology College eco-schools group and six local tree wardens came together and planted 1000 trees at Bardfield way Frinton.

TDC has once again partnered with Trees for Cities on the project, planting took place on Monday (9th March).

Councillor Michael Talbot, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Open Space said the council was looking forward to seeing the species – which include a mix of pine, yew, oak, field maples and poplars and hawthorns. The criteria for the species chosen is that a high percentage of the trees will live beyond 100 years.

“This project will help to create a new woodland in part of Frinton, helping in small steps to clean up our climate and refresh our air, and a big thank you goes to everyone who helped with the planting,” he said.

Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. They get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food. 

Find out more at the Trees for Cities website: https://www.treesforcities.org/about-us  

Last updated on: 17/03/2020 - 10:21