Tree planting in Cromer
PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 January 2011
Environmental volunteers from north Norfolk are taking practical action against climate change by creating new community woodlands.
Volunteers from environmental charity BTCV were on hand to help plant trees at Burnt Hills in Cromer on Friday January, 28.
The trees have been provided by the government as part of DEFRA’s Big Tree Plant campaign which brings together local communities and national organisations such as BTCV to get more people involved in planting and caring for trees.
Marya Parker, BTCV area manager for the East of England, said: “A properly managed hedgerow or wood can provide a great habitat and food supply for birds, mammals and insects.
“This planting scheme has enormous benefits to the environment. It will help lock carbon up thereby reducing climate change and it will provide new habitats for birds and wildlife.”
BTCV is the UK’s largest environmental volunteering charity and volunteers are taking part in tree and hedge planting projects across the UK to reduce climate change.
In just two months BTCV’s Carbon Army of volunteers plan to plant more than 650,000 trees and hedges. That’s more than 140 miles of trees – the equivalent distance from London to Hull.
To sign up or donate to BTCV’s Carbon Army, visit www.btcv.org/carbonarmy.
To volunteer with BTCV in Norfolk visit www.btcv.org or call 01603 767 300.
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