Thanks to the help of volunteers, partners and schools Wirral exceeded its planting target for 2021/22 and planted more than 21,000 trees.
The council has an ambitious target to plant 21,000 trees every year until 2030 to help increase tree coverage across the borough. The involvement from over 500 volunteers and 15 schools meant that a whopping 21,527 trees were planted between January 2021 and March 22.
A total of 7.2 hectares of new woodland has been planted including some special sites such as a COVID-19 memorial planting, a foster carer woodland, and more than 8,000 trees dedicated to the Queen’s Green Canopy.
Watch the video below to see just a few of the fantastic volunteers who took part.
The hard work isn’t over yet though, these sites will need to be looked after and maintained so the newly planted trees can thrive. Action days will be held to do this and the council is looking for volunteers to help and become a Wirral Tree Guardian.
To take part in any of the action days, visit Eventbrite and sign up.
The next action days will take place on:
- Wednesday 18 May at Boundary Road Greenspace, off Boundary Road, Bidston, CH41 0DG
- Thursday 19 May at Flynn’s Piece, off Grove Road, Wallasey, CH45 3HG
- Friday 20 May at Bentham Close Greenspace, off Noctorum Way, Prenton, CH43 9HR
- Tuesday 24 May at Carr Bridge Road Greenspace, off Carr Bridge Road, Upton, CH49 8EU
- Monday 30 May at Ballantyne Drive Greenspace, off Ballantyne Drive, Bidston, CH43 7XG
To find out more about tree planting in Wirral, visit www.wirral.gov.uk/wirraltrees