To celebrate National Tree Week, 23 - 29 November, 910 trees were planted at the Golf Links Road entrance to Walker Park.
Two local primary schools, Prenton Primary and Devonshire Primary, joined the Friends of Walker Park, volunteers and Wirral Council’s Parks Team to help with the planting.
Donated by the council’s arboricultural contractor, Mancoed, the project saw more than 900 new trees planted in the park.
Neil Garnett from Wirral Councils Parks Team commented: “I’d like to thank all the volunteers involved with the planting and our contractor Mancoed for donating the trees and their time; ; I was so pleased to see so many people willing to help with the project.
“It was also great to see the school children of Devonshire and Prenton Primary, getting involved and learning about tree planting, the importance of trees and how to look after them, they all seemed to enjoy the experience.”
The trees included a mixture of Oak, Beech, Holly, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Rowan, Guelder Rose and Alder Buckthorn and are a mixture of small and large trees.
All the materials used for the planting (the matting, the wrap and the pegs) are all either sustainable, recyclable or re-usable.
Walker Park has been selected for the project as it allows the small area of woodland to be extended, while still having minimum impact of the available open green space.
Neil Garnett continues: “I hope that this is the first of many tree planting projects over the coming years to increase the biodiversity and tree cover and help contribute to Wirral Council’s response to the Climate Emergency.”