We are delighted to have secured funding for 500 trees from the International Tree Foundation. Come and help us plant them!
When? Saturday 30 November, from 10am until about 1pm.
Where? Sunnymead Rec Ground (next to Cutteslowe Community Centre, Wren Road).
Please share with your family and friends – all ages are welcome, no experience necessary, and children are encouraged to help!* Turn up any time from 10am and we will guide you to the exact site. Please bring sturdy shoes and gloves. We will provide cake, hot drinks, trees and equipment.
Oxford Direct Services’ Landscape and Countryside team will be there to oversee the planting and provide advice and help. We will plant a mix of native trees, including oak, hazel, silver birch, sweet cherry, European spindle, wayfaring tree, and whitebeam. You can find out more about most of these on the Woodland Trust’s A-Z of British native trees. Or download their free Tree ID app.
If you have a moment, please sign up or register your interest on our facebook page.
*Please ensure all children are accompanied by a responsible adult. LCON is unable to take responsibility for unaccompanied children.
If you’re thinking of planting trees in your garden, take a look at the guidance we’ve compiled here.
Other ways you can take action and get involved
This planting is part of a wider campaign run by Oxfordshire Trees for the Future to double Oxfordshire tree cover. If you can’t make our event on the 30th, there are lots of other ways you can contribute:
- Find out about other tree planting events in Oxford on the Oxfordshire Trees for the Future website
- Sign the petition to double Oxfordshire tree cover
- Sign the petition to double UK tree cover
- Join Oxfordshire Trees for the Future and find out how you can help plant more trees
- Join the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback and pledge to plant a tree.
Please note: Low Carbon West Oxford’s tree planting event on 24 November (previously mentioned in this post) has unfortunately been cancelled due to flooding.