Help plant trees in Weymouth next Saturday

Help plant trees in Weymouth next Saturday

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:13am 20th February 2020. (Updated at 5:34pm 20th February 2020)

We're being invited to help Weymouth Town Council plant more than 100 trees.

The event is taking place on the open space at the top end of Links Road from 10am on Saturday 29th February 2020.

It was originally set for Saturday 22nd February, but Weymouth Town Council have moved the event in light of heavy rain forecast.

Anyone can come along and get involved on the day, although people should bring their own gloves and spades. 

The tree planting event will take place at the top end of Links Road in Weymouth.

25 English Oakes, 25 Common Hawthorn, 25 Rowan, 20 Field Maples and 10 Hazel trees will be planted.

The project is part of Weymouth Town Council's pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030 after declaring a climate emergency.

Graham Winter Weymouth Town Council Mayor 2019-2020
Graham Winter Weymouth Town Council Mayor 2019-2020

Councillor Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town council said the tree-planting exercise would help offset the Council's carbon emissions and promote biodiversity within the area.

He said:

"This is a great opportunity for us to work together with the local community to make a positive difference to the open space at Links Road and create a greener environment for all to enjoy."