Community tree planting event in Eastfield

Friday, 22 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, we will be planting 2000 trees at the Dell in Eastfield, Scarborough.

We are 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, 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."

Children from George Pindar School will be helping Scarborough Conservation Volunteers plant trees at the Dell on 27 November, 90 children from Overdale Primary School will join in on 28 November and Braeburn School’s newly elected School Council will do their bit on the morning of 29 November.

Graphic to promote the community tree planting event on 30 November