Plant Eastleigh is back
Three more tree planting days planned at Itchen Valley early next year
Residents are being offered the chance to sponsor a new tree in the Borough as Plant Eastleigh returns for a second year.
People will be able to plant a tree for £10 on one of three tree planting days to be held at Itchen Valley Country Park. The planting days take place on 14 and 28 January and 11 February, between 10am and 2pm.
The trees will be whips (young, single stem trees) from the council-run tree nursery in Horton Heath. They will be planted alongside others to expand an area of native woodland, providing habitats for local wildlife.
Cabinet Lead for the Environment, Cllr Rupert Kyrle, said: “Over 170 trees were planted during the last two Plant Eastleigh planting days at Itchen Valley Country Park, so I’m pleased to see this initiative return for a second year. We aim to have 160,000 more trees in the Borough by the year 2030 and tree planting days like these are just one way we want to achieve this.”
To find out more and to book your place on a planting day, visit www.planteastleigh.co.uk