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A successful planting day at Cinderhill for Age UK Notts

Published on 22 January 2018 02:19 PM

On 16th January, Age UK Notts organised the second Trees of Life planting day at Amesbury Circus in the Cinderhill area. Supported by the Tree Services team from Nottingham City Council who provided expert planning and support to 19 volunteers from Rothera Sharp, Office of the Public Guardian, Experian and Woodland Trust, made the day a success in planting approximately 400 trees.

The previously barren area was transformed through strategic birch and rowan planting along with wild cherry, common oak, silver birch, field maple, hazel, blackthorn and crab apple.

In the future, the planted trees will attract wildlife and grow to form a woodland area providing aesthetic benefits to the surrounding housing estate and the school.

There were high spirits on the bright January morning and everybody involved enjoyed planting the trees and the result this had. One of the volunteers said, “[The] best part was looking around at the end of the day and thinking “we just made a forest”. It was a great opportunity to network between local organisations and everybody got involved with the task at hand; I will always remember this always and also the joy that surrounded us on the day.”

Another volunteer who was glad to be out of the office environment said, “It was great to be outside for a change, instead of in the office or the courtroom, and also to be able to do my small bit for the planet.”

The area is publicly accessible during school hours via the gate adjacent to Tilsbury Rise. These trees are being planted as part of the Trees of Life campaign in celebration of 75 year of operation. The aim is to create a lasting legacy for the city and county by planting trees to benefit the local environment and to continue supporting local older people through tree sponsorship at £75 suggested sponsorship per tree.

If you would like to be involved you can sponsor a tree by calling Age UK Notts on Freephone 0800 088 6349 or emailing getinvolved@ageuknotts.org.uk.