100,000 trees planted in Peterborough

A tree planting project in eastern England has reached a significant milestone. 

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PECT have planted their 100,000th tree

PECT have planted their 100,000th tree © Neil Barker

 

In 2010, the Forest for Peterborough project was launched by the environmental charity, Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).

The aim of the project is to plant one tree for every person living in the city by 2030, which will be over 180,000 trees in total.

On 7 October, the project celebrated its 100,000th tree planted.

“To plant the 100,000th tree in the city is a truly fantastic achievement,” says Carly Leonard, chief executive of PECT.

“Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green spaces.

“Trees also play a vital role in mitigating climate change and adapting to extreme weather conditions by providing shade on hot days and absorbing water during periods of heavy rain.”

PECT works with volunteers and organisations to plant the trees in the city of Peterborough and the surrounding countryside.

 

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