Leicestershire County Council is sowing the seeds for a greener future as National Tree Week gets underway, marking the start of the winter planting season.
The UK's largest annual tree celebration kicked off with a Maple tree planting at County Hall on Friday (27 November).
The council has once again teamed up with the Woodland Trust to offer free packs of trees to local landowners and farmers, to help restore Leicestershire’s woodland and hedgerows. The closing date to apply is tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 December), with deliveries being made shortly after.
Throughout Tree Week (November 28 – December 6), the council will be sharing images across its social media channels of its country parks.
These will include pictures of the flowering trees that were planted at Market Bosworth Country Park arboretum last year as part of National Tree Week, the council’s available tree schemes and plantings that are taking place around the county.
Councillor Blake Pain visited County Hall and did the honours and planted the new Maple tree.
National Tree Week is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the important role trees play in our communities, and a reminder that the best time to plant a tree is now.
Leicestershire is proud to be a green council, and we are committed to tackling climate change and laying down the roots to protect local wildlife habitats.
Trees are an essential resource that provide a wide range of environmental, economic and social benefits, and our focus is to continue to build upon our ever-growing green infrastructure, to ensure a tree-filled future for Leicestershire.Person:Blake Pain, Leicestershire County Counil Deputy Leader and cabinet member for the environment