As National Tree Week begins, Wyre Council is continuing their work in creating woodlands and hedgerows as part of a commitment to plant 25,000 trees in Wyre.

As part of this, volunteers are being invited to help lend a hand in planting trees this winter.

Wyre Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and have since been working to reduce the council’s emissions by at least 78% by 2035.

To help achieve this, the council is working with the Woodland Trust to create 10 hectares of native woodland and hedgerows across its open spaces by 2025.

The planting will begin during National Tree Week, with the first events taking place at the Civic Centre in Poulton.

Councillor Simon Bridge, Portfolio Holder for Parks and Open Spaces, commented, “Trees offer huge benefits for mankind, wildlife and the environment. From filtering out air pollution, improving our wellbeing, providing habitat and foraging opportunities for birds, bats and other wildlife, to helping mitigate against flooding.

“This is just one step we’re taking in tackling climate change but we’re pleased of the progress we’ve made so far.”

The tree planting sessions will be held at the playing fields behind the Civic Centre in Poulton on Tuesday 30 November between 9.30am – 12 noon and 1pm – 2:30pm and also on Thursday 2 December between 9.30am – 12 noon and 1pm – 2.30pm.

To book your place please call, Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125 or email [email protected].

To find out more on how the council plans to tackle climate change in the borough, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/climatechange