Roll up, roll up: landowners, get your free trees!

Do you want to make a difference to your local community, wildlife and environment? Are you a landowner in Peterborough? Then discover how the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) could potentially supply you with trees for your land!

In 2010, PECT launched Forest for Peterborough, an ambitious project to plant over 183,000 trees in and around the city by 2030. In an area where tree coverage is below the national average, the charity wants to create a network of wooded areas; improving our green spaces, creating vital wildlife habitats, and increasing resilience to flooding.

Project Officer Simon Belham is now planning for the next planting season, which runs from October 2016 through to March 2017. Since 2010, 93,579 trees have been planted across Peterborough, and now the charity would like to invite the city’s landowners to find out more about the opportunities for trees to be planted on their land for free.

The planting days, lead by a team of qualified experts, are a great opportunity for local communities, schools and activity groups to get involved with volunteering. Landowners have the chance to get involved with a fantastic environmental project, which offers numerous benefits including the improvement of field boundaries and drainage, providing shelter for animals and helping towards farm stewardship criteria if applicable.

If you are interested in finding out more and would like to arrange a no obligation survey of your land, please contact, Simon Belham, Forest for Peterborough Project Officer, on 01733 882545 or you can email simon.belham@pect.org.uk. For further details visit www.pect.org.uk/forest.