Plant a tree for Harlow

Date: 
Friday, 18 October, 2019
Number: 
19-81

Harlow Council is offering residents the opportunity to improve the quality of their town as part of their pledge to plant 1,000 trees and hedgerows in the next year.

The scheme, which will run from October 2019 and throughout next year, aims to bring together the community to help improve their neighbourhoods and contribute towards combatting climate change.

To support this initiative, the council will be supplying the tools and tree ‘whips’, as well as providing advice on ideal planting times to give the baby trees the best chance to grow.

When the trees are established they will be taken over and managed with the rest of the trees on council land.

Councillor Mark Ingall, Leader of the council, said:

“Ever since we declared a climate emergency back in July, we have been determined to get the ball rolling on our preventative strategy.

“Planting trees is one of the many actions we plan to take to reduce our carbon footprint and feeds into the vital conservation work carried out by our Landscape and Biodiversity team and volunteers.

“Having been impressed with the amazing work Harlow groups did for the Great British Spring Clean, we decided to make the tree planting scheme into an event, which will once again bring communities together for the greater good of Harlow; future-proofing our town for generations to come.”

If you would like to take part, get a group together and decide whereabouts you would like to see some trees planted.

For more information and to register your interest, visit: www.harlow.gov.uk/plant-trees