48 attend tree planting event in pouring rain!
November 12, 2014
On Saturday 8th November 48 people attended a tree planting event in Longley Park, Sheffield. Despite the pouring rain and cool temperatures, six families including babies, children and teenagers, joined South Yorkshire Forest Partnership to plant rows of Oak and Mountain Ash trees at the top of a hill overlooking Sheffield. In typically autumnal conditions, our tree planters were shown a demonstration of how to plant the trees by Community Forester, Ed Thatcher. Members of one of the families who attended, who were planting for a loved one who has passed away, travelled from all over the country to attend the event.
Gift that Grows is our dedicated community forest tree planting scheme. Since 1991 SYFP has turned donations and sponsorship from individuals and organisations across South Yorkshire into trees. Through this scheme and other SYFP projects, we have planted more than 1 million trees which are maintained so that they can become thriving woodlands. Over the past 23 years we have spent approximately £32m pounds creating a green network of woodlands, parks and green areas for South Yorkshire communities. Help grow your community forest by sponsoring a tree- find out more: http://www.syforest.co.uk/gift/give.html
Thank you to all those who attended, for their commitment to improving the environment and to tree planting!
If you would like to sponsor a tree and even join one of the planting events in autumn next year, please contact the SYFP team:
T: 0114 2571 199