Volunteers needed to help plant 2,700 trees in Bebington

24 February 2022
Spade in the ground

The support of volunteers is needed to help plant a woodland of more than 2,700 trees at Poulton Recreation Grounds next month.

Wirral residents are invited to get involved by grabbing a spade (or bringing their own if they have one) on 12 March to help the area become a haven for wildlife.

Planting activity will start from 10am at Poulton Recreation Ground (also known as Spital Recreation Ground), Stanton Road, Bebington, CH63 3BA.

Members of staff (wearing green hi-vis) will be on-hand during the day to help.

The community planting at Poulton Recreation Ground is the largest community planting to take place this season – with the site being a huge two hectares – that’s the same size as four football pitches.

Trees in pots, ready to be planted

Plans for the site will mean that the site will become home to a woodland area, surrounded by shrubs.

A mixture of native deciduous trees will be planted in the area – 12 different species in total – including Oak, Beech, Sweet Chestnut and Crab Apple.

Volunteers attending the planting should come prepared in warm and waterproof clothing and bring gardening gloves if they have any.

For more information about community planting events and to sign up, please visit www.wirral.gov.uk/wirraltrees or email nicolawallbank@wirral.gov.uk