Plant a tree in Dundee

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Dundee City Council and members of the community will be taking part in the Woodland Trust’s 2019 Big Climate Fightback campaign.

The campaign aims to get one million people to plant a tree by the start of the tree planting season on Saturday 30th November.

Neighbourhood Services Convener, Councillor Anne Rendall, said: β€œPlanting trees has many benefits. It’s great to see the Council’s Countryside Ranger and Forestry Service being so proactive in planting trees around Dundee, and working with partners to do so.

β€œThe Rangers service put on tree planting events and the 2019 Big Climate Fightback is the ideal opportunity to get involved. 

β€œThe Council will soon hit 10,000 new trees planted in the city since 2017.

β€œThe positives of tree planting are vast. Trees can help combat climate change through carbon capture, encourage wildlife, bring people in the community together and improve health and wellbeing through cleaner air quality.

β€œThe future Dundee tree planting strategy will include over 500 more trees being planted at the Law as part of the Law Heritage Project.”

Director of Woodland Trust, Carol Evans, said: β€œThe Big Climate Fightback is about inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds. Simply go to our website and pledge to plant a tree, whether it is in your own back garden, neighbourhood, school or at an organised event. 

This is a chance for everyone to do their bit against climate change as part of a mass movement.”

National Tree Week will be also be marked in Dundee with a Dundee City Council tree planting event at the city’s Templeton Woods.

The free event will take place on Saturday 30th November between 12pm-3pm. Plans are in place to plant up to 200 native trees in the woodland area.

Participants are encouraged to take part by bringing along a spade and planting a tree.

Refreshments, training and additional equipment, such as gloves, will be made available for attendees.

Dundee Countryside Ranger Service share opportunities to get involved with tree planting and other greenspace events: https://www.facebook.com/DundeeRangerService/

For more information about the event the Council’s Ranger Service can be reached on countryside.rangers@dundeecity.gov.uk or 01382 431848.

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