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Tree Planting at Archer’s Field, Stapleford

Tree planting at Archer’s Field finally took place on two of the coldest days of the year. This long awaited event had been cancelled twice previously because of very wet ground. Two large areas had been prepared and fenced off by Broxtowe Borough Council in advance. This will make two large copses of dense trees which will provide shelter, food and habitat for a wide range of birds, insects and small mammals. The areas had already been planted and staked by the council with bare rooted trees and Canopy 2050 growers brought their trees to fill in the gaps. We also planted some Spring bulbs provided by the council.

The Thursday event was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Sue Patterson and some more councillors by way of inaugurating the land and pupils from the George Spencer Academy also attended to plant trees.

Between the two sessions, 9 Canopy 2050 guardians planted 105 home grown trees.

Overall, there were an incredible 1,800 trees planted within the new fenced areas.

The council planting work has been funded through Trees for Climate, a DEFRA Government grant scheme administered by the Greenwood Community Forest team at Nottinghamshire County Council. You can read more about Trees for Climate on their website.