We need more trees! Loads more, and we’re keen to plant them!
ACC’s Tree Planting Group emerged in late 2019, driven by our keenness to get more trees planted around Abingdon. Being so new, it is still evolving and several strands seem to be developing. Our members each have different motives, amongst them:
- school eco projects
- improve air quality
- climate change mitigation
- CO2 absorption
- create wildlife habitats
- increase biodiversity
- improve mental health through de-stressing
- produce food locally
- improve food security
- improve visual environment and so encourage outdoor activities
- the list goes on!
We are currently having meetings once a month, focusing on identifying places to plant trees, and discovering who owns those places. Verges, corners, public parks, fields… we are sure there is scope for more trees! We won’t be planting just any old tree – it has to be the right tree in the right place.
We’re also on the look out for enthusiastic ACC members who have the time to lead the group and take meeting minutes. Please email us if that might be you!
Thank you for reading – we hope to be reporting successful plantings soon!