Richmondshire District Council

Volunteers plant over 200 trees in Communitree scheme

Villagers in Newton-le-Willows parish have planted over 200 trees as part of the District Council’s Communitree planting scheme.

Last month a group of 15 volunteers planted a mixture of 14 different species to expand a small woodland created in a successful planting project several years ago. This year, the woodland was expanded to follow a public footpath more directly.

Richmondshire District Council has been able to involve five community groups in this year’s Communitree scheme, seeing 350 trees planted across the district.

“On behalf of the Parish Council I would just add that it was good to see so many villagers coming out to plant our trees. Many thanks to them, to the District Council for promoting the Communitree scheme and to the Peach family for providing a great lunch for all the planters,” said Bob Sampson, from Newton-le-Willows Parish Council.

The volunteers at the site in Newton-le-Willows
Volunteers at the Newton-le-Willows site
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