Tree-mendous 🌳 Turnout For Wroughton Parish Council

Tree-mendous 🌳 Turnout For Wroughton Parish Council

Our Community Tree Plant on Saturday was a rip roaring success. Over a hundred residents enjoyed the winter sunshine, brought their own spade and planted one thousand trees around Maunsell Way Recreation Ground, Falkirk Field and Belmont Green in Wroughton. Some of the native broadleaf species planted on the day included Hawthorn, Oak, Hornbeam, Rowan and Field Maple.
John Hewer, Chair of Wroughton Parish Council said “I’m delighted with the event today. We are always looking at ways we can branch out and help our community to be more eco-friendly. It was great to see so many people getting involved in making Wroughton a better place by planting a tree for future generations. Just one tree could remove a tonne of carbon dioxide from our air during it’s lifetime so we’ve made a great start.”
Wroughton Girl Guides provided a pop up café to keep volunteers fuelled with tea and cake and our friends at Swindon Hindu Temple kindly brought along some curry to feed the core ‘green team’ who were on site all day.
1st Wroughton Scout Group were out in full force as were Wroughton’s Royal British Legion Team with their spades and smiles.
Wroughton Parish Council is grateful to be working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council’s Trees for Climate Team who have paid for all the saplings and also for their maintenance for the next five years.