A group of volunteers from Bathscape’s Community Action for Nature group is teamed up with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks team to plant hundreds of new trees in Rush Hill Open Space on Saturday 29 February at 10.30.
About 500 native trees including beech, oak and lime trees were planted in what was Bathscape’s final tree planting session of the winter.
Councillor Joel Hirst said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone (Council Officers & volunteers) who has turned on a wild weather day to help at the tree planting session. The trees will enhance the area for both wildlife and the local community and help us to tackle the Climate Emergency by absorbing carbon. The Council is aiming to plant 100,000 across Bath and North East Somerset over the coming years and everyone involved in these planting sessions is helping us to reach that goal.”
The planting session will be led by Avon Wildlife Trust, with trees provided by Bath & North East Somerset Council.