A MASS tree-planting took place at The Everdon Closes in Holbrooks to replace the lost species in the area.
Thanks to a grant from the Tree Council and Citizen Housing, 40 new trees were planted out with the majority of work carried out on Sunday with the help of the Lord Mayor of Coventry Coun John McNicholas, councillors and the local MP.
Members of the Green Party, two businesses and families from the area, a city ranger and the Coventry Tree Wardens, who helped organise the event, were also involved in the project.
Everdon resident, Nazir Patel, had approached the Tree Wardens to ask if they could help.
They spotted a Tree Council ‘Branching Out’ grant scheme and approached the organisation with the ide for the area.
They all worked together to meet the imminent deadline and, with fantastic help from Smiths Nurseries at Baginton which managed to source the trees, and Tudor Environmental which provided all the planting accessories, they were able to make it happen.
It was really hard work but everyone enjoyed themselves and all the children really got stuck in.
Four trees were planted in each of 10 Closes – most of them are ornamental species which should make the area more attractive and bring in birds and other wildlife.
The local residents have offered to look after their trees and it is hoped the children involved will enjoy watering them and watching them grow.
Tree Wardens are trying very hard to plant trees in places like this where they will improve the area – not just in appearance, but in helping fight pollution and Climate Change.
Coun McNicholas stressed this in his welcoming speech and pointed out the trees would be added to the numbers being planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
The organisers want to thank everyone for their help, especially Tree Warden Derek, Ranger Roland and The Tree Council who made it possible.
More tree additions are being planned for next year.
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