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National Tree Week Celebrated on Yorkshire Coast

National Tree Week Celebrated on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 11:33am 29th November 2019. (Updated at 1:06pm 29th November 2019)

National Tree Week takes place this year from 23 November to 1 December and to celebrate the start of the tree planting season, Scarborough Borough Council will be planting 2000 trees at the Dell in Eastfield, Scarborough.

The council is also inviting people to join in and do their bit for the environment at a community planting event at the Dell on Saturday 30 November between 10.00am and 1.00pm. All volunteers should dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear as the ground may be muddy underfoot. Equipment and trees for planting will be provided. Access to the Dell will be from Westway. The council recommends that any volunteers living too far away to walk to the event, travel by public transport if they can, or parking will be available at the nearby car park off High Street.

The 2000 trees to be planted include birch, hazel, alder, small leaved lime, field maple, rowan, apple, spindle, wild cherry, hawthorn, holly, grey willow, buckthorn, dog rose, common dogwood, and alder buckthorn. The tree species will enhance the biodiversity of the existing woodland network and provide an important food sources for birds and pollinating insects such as Alder Buckthorn, which is the food plant of the Brimstone Butterfly. 

Paul Thompson, Scarborough Borough Council Operations Transport and Countryside Manager, said:

“National Tree Week is an annual event that has been held in the UK since 1975 to promote the start of the tree planting season and now, at a time when more trees are needed to help reduce UK carbon emissions and tackle climate change, it’s the perfect opportunity for communities to come together to plant trees.”

Bridlington Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council are working with all the schools and college in Bridlington and planting hundreds of trees as part of the Big Climate Fightback.

Everyone is Invited to the Big Climate Fightback event in Bridlington at Jubilee Woods on Saturday 30th November from 10am to 12.30pm.

Hundreds of trees will be planted by anyone who wishes to help plant from the community on the day - #everytreecounts so come and plant a tree.

The schools and college in Bridlington are also undertaking individual events and are all on board working with the Woodland Trust and the app developers 'what3words' to make that difference in our town.

Scarborough's rugby children are going to strike a blow against climate change on Sunday (December 1 ) when they plant more than 400 trees around the club pitches .

After their regular training on Sunday morning the youngsters will get out their spades and each will plant a native tree in an already extensive landscaped area around the grounds. Each child, aged between     three and seventeen, will mark the tree with his or her name so that they will  be able to watch its progress and help look after it.

Scarborough Rugby Club has been inspired by the vital need to reduce carbon  in the atmosphere and enhance  nature and the plant-out has been organised to coincide with  National Tree Planting Week.

The club's Chief Executive, Graeme Young, said:

"Not only will this help  with the fight against climate change, but will also give every young member  an identifiable  and lasting reminder of their time as a shrimp, micro, mini or junior player at Scarborough Rugby Club."

In January 2009, the club moved into its multi-pitch brand new premises at Silver Royd on the edge of Scalby village. Although rugby is the club's main focus, it has become a multi-sports facility , its latest
edition upgrading the squash section from two to four courts in a brand new extension .As the new  club launched, thousands of trees and shrubs were planted around the perimeter and car park and the club has
now made more land available for landscaping .

The club is committed to reducing waste , it has a huge solar panel electricity system, a borehole to supply  irrigation water and collects rain water from the building roofs to flush the toilets .

National Tree Week is the UK's largest annual tree celebration marking the start of the winter tree planting season.


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