In the lead up to National Tree Week, which took place 26th November – 4th December, Frome Town Council has been working with community groups and local volunteers to plant trees across Frome’s green spaces.
Members of Frome’s Ukrainian community joined the Rangers at the Old Showfield to help extend the community orchard by planting a selection of apple, pear, cherry, plum and quince trees. In addition, the vandalised oak and cherry tree at the Blossom Circle that were vandalised earlier this year have been replaced with larger saplings. While at Egford Park thanks to support from the Critchhill Rangers and local volunteers, the team recently planted 10 orchard trees and some small beech trees along the hedgerow.
Cllr Andy Jones said, “Tree planting has many far-reaching benefits, from helping to clean our air to providing habitats for local wildlife and increasing the biodiversity of the area. The project is great for building community connections, for getting active in the fresh air and for creating special outdoors spaces that help to safeguard our future. Thank you to all who joined us planting this year – whatever the weather!”
The Wild About Trees project is an important part of the town’s efforts to fight climate change and the goal to be net zero by 2030. As part of this, the town council’s aim is to plant as many trees as residents, which means 27,000 trees, and with these community tree planting sessions we’re another step closer.
Find out more about the Wild about Trees project.