Communities taking tree-planting into their own hands
Bristol Tree Planting Project, which announced earlier this year they will plant 1,000 new trees in Bristol by the end of this year, are planning on hitting the ambitious target with an action weekend in November.
Plastic Pollution Awareness & Actions Projects (PPAPP) has joined with The Woodland Trust (WT) to run two tree planting events on 27 and 28 November as part of the Big Climate Fightback weekend. The Woodland Trust will supply 1,000 trees to be planted on sites near Southmead Hospital and at Begbrook. Residents can register online to volunteer to help plant trees on the day. There will also be workshops held for those taking part.
On 30 November there will be an information workshop at College Green where any remaining trees will be distributed to registered Bristol residents to plant in their own gardens, and communities in line with the community planting guide available from The Woodland Trust on the day.
Project founder Naseem Talukdar, who founded charities Plastic Pollution Awareness and Action Projects and Feed the Homeless, is working with a team of volunteers, the Woodland Trust, Bristol City Council, One Tree Per Child, Southmead Hospital and other partners to deliver the plans.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, who will be planting trees on 28 November alongside children from Begbrook Primary School said: “It is inspiring to see so many children helping us plant trees. Under the One City plan we have committed to doubling the tree canopy of Bristol so that everyone across the city can benefit from improved quality of air, better mental and physical health. The 1000 tree project is one of many projects helping us achieve our plans to enhance the benefits for our neighbourhoods.”
Founder Naseem Talukdar added: “As well as planting the trees and the environmental and well-being benefits, the projects will bring people together from all faiths, backgrounds and ages providing an opportunity to educate people about the environment and empower them to make lifestyle changes to reduce their usage of single use plastic. Let us all be part of the solutions and take responsibility for our actions.”
Volunteering Opportunity: (Signup Links)
27th November - Volunteer Tree planting in Southmead Hospital: https://lnkd.in/d8vhW_6
30th November – volunteer to distribute Surplus Plants: https://lnkd.in/ddguB2t
30th November- Collect surplus Plant to for your Garden/land: https://lnkd.in/dqHzrD5
£10 Donation to help us to deliver the project – Please use the link below. (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/naseem1000)-
People can find out more about the WT Big Climate Fightback at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/bigclimatefightback