Community Tree Planting: Lubenham 24/02/2018

Keeping the Welland Cool: Community tree planting in Lubenham


 

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On February 24th, the Welland Rivers Trust held a community tree planting event in collaboration with the Woodland Trust and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. By planting trees along the river, this project aims to create important wildlife habitat and shade for the river, while also benefiting the local community through reduced flooding. Trees help to slow down flood water, and also soak up water from the soil to drain water-logged fields. 100+ volunteers joined us in Lubenham village, where we planted around 1,500 saplings over two hours . It was a fantastic day, and it was great to see a strong turn out from Lubenham village, as well as volunteers from Market Harborough and further.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped us on the day. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out about up-coming events.

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