Bassetlaw celebrates National Tree Week

Bassetlaw celebrates National Tree Week

Children from Gateford Park Primary School in Worksop have helped to plant 175 new trees to improve the environment around their school and homes.

The trees, planted on parkland close to Churchill Way on the Gateford estate, have added to a copse that was introduced 10 years ago for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The activity was also part of National Tree Week, which takes place every year to mark the start of the tree planting season. This year it took place from 26th November to 4th December.

Funding was provided by Cllr Sybil Fielding, Bassetlaw Ward Member for Worksop North West and County Councillor for Worksop West, in conjunction with Bassetlaw District Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Team.

Cllr Fielding said; “I am delighted to have been able to support this tree planting. This event represents an investment in our environment and the contribution to this project from the children and staff from Gateford Park School is so important and I’d like to say a special thank you to them for their participation.

“We are also fortunate to have the professional support from Bassetlaw District Council Parks and Open Space department for facilitating this tree planting.”

A collection of native trees were planted including Hazelnut, Guelder Rose and Wild Cherry. These will have a positive impact on the wildlife and increase the bio diversity of the area.

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2022