Thanet council’s first community tree planting day takes place next Wednesday (March 16) at Jackey Bakers rec in Ramsgate.
The planting is part of the council’s climate change pledge and comes under the Queen’s Green Canopy project, supported by a range of partners.
People of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. No tree planting experience is required, but participants need to sign up via the online form.
There will be two sessions at 9.30am-noon and then 1pm to 3pm.
Those taking part are asked to use the Highfield Road entrance to the Rec.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Trees will be planted during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
i wish them luck , but sadly i think they will need it . most of these schemes end badly with the new trees snapped off or stolen . just a sign of the times i guess , but lets hope they are left alone.
Hopefully they will be of a size big enough not to be removed easily or pushed over. Then there is the upkeep of new trees needing gallons of water each week for a couple of years. I hope they have taken that into consideration unlike KCC when they plant street trees and just leave them to luck and volunteers watering.
Would be nice if some money was spent up there.. the amount of money made over the years from pitch fees should of been enough to improve the Car Park to stop the awful parking on Highfield Road.. the Changing rooms.. maybe get a toilet back up there like there used to be.
I agree,a nice car park,toilet block,maybe a burger bar,like they had at pegwall bay,a few places to sit down for dog walkers. Just a thought.