Residents and groups are invited to plant a tree for Harlow at two more community tree planting days to be held in Sumners Park on Sunday 19 January 2020 and in East Park on Sunday 26 January 2020.
The event in Sumners Park will take place from 10am to 3pm. The event in East Park runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Residents and groups will join local councillors and council staff to help create and look after two new community groves.
Both events are open to anyone. Our staff will be on hand to provide help and advice. Each group of residents will be allocated an hour to plant a group of trees. Due to demand places are limited on both events.
On 15 December we held our first community tree planting day in Bush Fair where around 100 people helped plant 1,003 trees in one day.
Councillor Mark Ingall, Leader of Harlow Council, said:
“This is another great opportunity for residents and groups to be a part of our town’s future and do their bit to tackle climate change. The first community tree planting event was such a success with us meeting our annual tree planting target in just one day! Back in July the council passed a motion that declared a climate emergency. I was determined that this would not just be an empty declaration, but that real environmental improvements would follow from it. To that end we pledged to work with residents to plant new trees across the town.”