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Planting season gets off to tree-mendous start

Tree planting season has officially started and with more than 2,000 trees already planted across Wirral, we are well on our way to meeting the annual planting target of 21,000 trees.

This incredible start is all thanks to volunteers, local school children and partner organisations who have planted at Bentham Close Greenspace, Prenton; Hargrave Avenue Greenspace, Prenton; Citrine Park, Seacombe and The Delph, Liscard so far.

The council’s first planting took place on Saturday 13 November and more than 200 people have taken part up to now.

A variety of trees have been planted to create woodland areas and orchards (fruit trees) as well as daffodils set amongst them. The trees have all been chosen so they are suitable for their area – making sure the right tree is planted in the right place.

Line of school children planting daffodil bulbs
School children planting daffodil bulbs at Citrine Park, Seacombe

More planting sessions are arranged over the next few months, with even more to follow.

If you would like to get involved, future tree plantings will be at:

  • Leasowe Playing Fields, Leasowe on 27 November
  • Carr Bridge Road Greenspace, Upton on 11 December
  • Boundary Road Greenspace, Bidston on 8 January
  • Limekiln Lane, Seacombe on 15 January
  • Flynn’s Piece, Wallasey on 22 January
School children and teacher planting a tree
School children and teacher planting a tree at Hargrave Avenue Greenspace

For more information on the tree plantings, visit the council’s website.

To see the number of trees planted increase each month have a look at the council’s tree-o-meter. This will keep a running total as we aim to meet the target of 210,000 trees planted by 2030, set through the council’s Tree and Hedgerow Strategy.

Group shot of volunteers planting trees
Volunteers involved with the planting at Bentham Close