At times it seemed like it would never stop raining, but that didn’t deter the amazing Community Tree Planting project team in Hyndburn. The group ran 10 planting sessions – 5 community sessions, and a further 5 sessions with school children from All Saints Primary, St. Hubert’s Primary, St. Bart’s Primary, Gt. Harwood Primary and St. Andrew’s Primary.
In total, over 2,000 trees were planted by 173 volunteers who ranged from small children to retired residents – a fantastic achievement!
The school children told the team that taking part in the project has taught them to ”help the environment” and they’re eager to come back to look after their trees. A year 5 pupil has even promised to come back when she is 80 years old to see her giant Wych Elms at the Harvey Street site 🙂
The planting days proved just as enjoyable for the grown up volunteers who are also looking forward to re-visiting the sites with family to see how their trees grow.
Just a reminder that the final tree planting session in Bullough Park, Accrington will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 28th March 10am – 1pm. Everyone is welcome to come along! The group will meet in the car park, BB5 0LW.
It’s been a lovely day today, but please do turn up in sturdy shoes and clothes that you’re happy to get muddy. Waterproofs are always a good idea too – just in case 🙂
If you haven’t had chance to get involved in the community tree planting yet, don’t worry – there are two more opportunities to get your wellies on and get planting!
Both sessions will take place in Bullough Park, Accrington, BB5 0LW (meet in the car park). The first session will be this Saturday, 25th March from 10am to 12 Noon, and the second will be on Tuesday 28th March, 10am – 1pm.
It’s such a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, and you’ll get to watch the trees you plant establish themselves and make Bullough Park their home long in to the future. All ages are welcome to join in, so pop some sturdy shoes on, grab your waterproofs (just in case) and go along!
There’s another tree planting session taking place in Great Harwood this Saturday, 18th March! The team will be meeting at the bottom of Cambridge Street, BB6 7BU and the session will run from 10am to 12 Noon.
As always, everyone is very welcome to come along and get involved, it’s a great activity for all ages – but anyone under the age of 16 should bring an adult along with them. It may be wet, so please make sure you wear sturdy footwear, waterproofs and clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
Just a reminder that there’s a planting session taking place tomorrow, 14th March between 10am and 1pm at the Harvey Street North planting site.
Everyone is welcome to come along and get involved, but anyone under the age of 16 should bring an adult along with them. It will probably be wet, so please make sure you wear sturdy footwear, waterproofs and clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy. The trees to be planted on this site include Silver Birch, Wild Cherry, Rowan and Hawthorn and the updated plan for the site can be found underneath the poster below.
We now have the planting dates for all 4 of the Community Tree Planting Project sites! Dates and details are listed on the poster below, and copies will be placed around all site over the coming weeks too.
If you’d like to get involved, pop along with sturdy footwear and clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy. The planting sessions are open to everyone, but anyone under the age old 16 should bring an adult along with them. Hope to see you there! 🙂
Another two Community Tree Planting sites confirmed…Harvey Street North, Accrington and Lower Barnes Street, Accrington.
At Lower Barnes Street, the plan is to focus the planting on the Northern end of the site, and create a bit more species diversity along the woodland edge.
Residents at Harvey Street North were hugely supportive of a tree planting initiative in 2022, and we’re delighted that there’ll be another opportunity for people to help the team plant trees including Silver Birch, Wild Cherry, Rowan and Hawthorn across the site this year too. The updated plan for the site is below, and signs and plans will be displayed at each location in the coming weeks 🙂
We are delighted to be supporting Hyndburn Borough Council with their Community Tree Planting project. The project, run with Prospects Foundation and Trees for Cities forms part of a wider woodland creation drive aimed at taking tangible action to tackle climate change, and enabling local people to become ‘Tree People’ and get directly involved in planting trees and looking after woodlands. The ambition is to ‘plant a tree for every household’ by the middle of our decade of climate action. This project, together with other local environment initiatives, will help scale up natural solutions for the planet and for people, by capturing carbon and enhancing the biodiversity across our area.
So far, two planting sites have been confirmed at Bullough Park, Accrington and Station Road, Great Harwood and the team would love to get some feedback from local people about the plans for the area closest to them. You can do this by clicking on the survey links below. The survey is very short, only three questions, and will only take a couple of minutes to complete.
Community Tree Planting Proposal and Survey for Bullough Park, Accrington
Community Tree Planting Proposal and Survey for Station Road, Great Harwood
Proposed plans for both sites will be displayed in the planting locations in the coming weeks, and are included for you below. Once the planting plans have been finalised, we’ll be offering local people the opportunity to get involved with the tree planting days too. We’ll share dates and details on here once we have them, so do check back for details – everyone is welcome and it would be great to see you there!
Bullough Park Plan
Station Road Plan