Residents supporting our tree sponsorship initiative planted more than 300 trees over three days at Itchen Valley Country Park.
Now, in its second year, Plant Eastleigh sponsors helped to grow the park’s natural woodland by attending tree planting days that took place in January and February.
As the new trees grow, they will add to the park’s wildlife habitats and be enjoyed by visitors looking to connect with nature. The trees were grown at the Council’s own tree nursery in Horton Heath.
Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Rupert Kyrle, said: “It’s great to see so many local families attend these tree planting days and make a positive difference. Nearly twice as many trees were planted at this year’s planting days compared to last year, so I’m really excited to see how this scheme develops.”
The Council aims to have 160,000 more trees in the Borough by the year 2030.
For details of future planting days in the Borough, keep an eye on the Plant Eastleigh website during the next planting season.