#PlantForOurFuture in National Tree Week

Planning and Environment
09:21, Tuesday, 30th November 2021

This week is National Tree Week, with people across the country planting thousands of trees to mark the start of the winter tree planting season.

In North Lincolnshire the council is appealing for volunteers to help with our ambitious project to plant 172,000 trees – one for every person in the county.

Tree planting helps tackle climate change, protect biodiversity and provide a beautiful environment across the towns and countryside of North Lincolnshire for generations to come.

Mass tree plantings are taking place across the area, with more schemes planned over the coming months.

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will be out in force planting trees this week and anyone who wants to join them is welcome to turn up at the sites listed below, or contact kayley.rankin@tcv.org.uk or go to the TCV tree planting in North Lincolnshire Facebook group for more details.

  • Tuesday 30 November – Newdowns Farm, Bottesford – 10am to 3pm. Parking at Moor Rd, Scunthorpe DN17 2BS
  • Wednesday 1 December – Keadby Ropery 10am to 3pm. Parking at DN17 3EB, accessible via Trentside.
  • Thursday 2 December – Althorpe playing fields and cemetery 10am to 3pm. Parking at DN17 3JF. If the playing field gates aren’t open please park on Crowle Bank Road DN17 3HZ just off Main Street.

Local councils, community groups and independent landowners have all contacted North Lincolnshire Council for help and advice on planting trees.

You don’t have to take on an ambitious project – a single tree in your own back garden will make a difference.

Register every planting by filling in this  form and marking the planting on a map – this will update the tree counter and move it closer to the target.

At the last count 62,967 new trees had been planted – more than a third of the total planned.

If you want information on planting schemes, trees or sites contact andrew.taylor@northlincs.gov.uk