GREEN-fingered residents across Warwick district are being urged to branch out.
Warwick District Council is marking National Tree Week with an invitation to residents of Rowington and Hampton Magna to join community tree planting events taking place in their villages.
Now in its 50th year, National Tree Week, running until Sunday (December 3) is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, when the conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to mark the start of the tree planting season.
Since 2022 the Heart of England Forest has been collaborating with WDC on the ‘Trees Call to Action Project’.
Most recently the project team has been working with Rowington and Budbrooke Parish Councils to obtain more than 400 trees each from the Woodland Trust, which will be planted at Rowington Playing Field on Sunday (December 3) and Montgomery Avenue Park in Hampton Magna on Saturday December 9.
Residents are welcome to join volunteers and staff from the Heart of England Forest at each event.
As well as encouraging local people and community groups to plant trees, during National Tree Week WDC is putting the spotlight on the initiatives being undertaken by its green spaces team and partners to increase biodiversity on public owned land as well as schemes to improve green infrastructure.
WDC spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “National Tree Week is a great opportunity not only to focus on how and where we can invest in planting more trees and hedgerows, but also to remind ourselves of the importance of trees in supporting wildlife, improving our health and reducing our carbon footprint.”