Hundreds of residents have got together to plant 170 new trees in Itchen Valley Country Park.
They had sponsored a tree through Plant Eastleigh - the Council’s new tree sponsorship initiative. Residents planted small single stem trees over the course of two planting days at the end of January and the beginning of February.
The trees will grow to add to the beautiful woodland at Itchen Valley Country Park, which is enjoyed by local families and native wildlife alike. The new trees were grown at the Council’s own tree nursery in Horton Heath.
Cabinet Lead for the Environment, Cllr Rupert Kyrle, said “It’s wonderful to see so many local families that are passionate about making the Borough a leafier place to live. We have the goal of 160,000 more trees in the Borough by 2030 and planting days like these show that people really want to be part of this green legacy.”
For details of future planting days in the Borough, keep an eye on the Plant Eastleigh website.