Volunteers plant more than 300 trees in Waterlooville
GREEN fingered volunteers have planted hundreds of new trees in Waterlooville as part of Winchester City Council’s pledge to improve the environment and tackle the climate emergency.
Armed with spades, forks and shovels more than 20 volunteers gathered at Newlands Walk Open Space in Waterlooville for a community tree planting event.
A total of 342 trees were planted over two days, including 42 new trees and 300 infant trees.
The new trees include a range of varieties such as oak, sweet chestnut, birch and hornbeam.
The volunteers included local residents, members of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC), University of Winchester students,and council staff.
Local businesses also took time out to help plant the trees with staff from IBM, Winchester BID, HSBC and other local organisations rolling up their sleeves to take part.7
Paul Waddon from Waterlooville, and his 12-year-old daughter Siobhan were among the volunteers who attended.
Siobhan said: ‘I came along because I’m passionate about trying to save the planet , I think what the council is doing is a good thing and I really enjoyed it, I would definitely take part again.’
Paul, said: ‘I have never done this before but it has been great fun in the fresh air and with the sun out, I’m looking forward to seeing the trees grow now.’