3 March 2023

Tree-mendous projects

The tree planting season is well and truly thriving in Blackpool, with projects across four parks seeing 375 trees planted.

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Four pupils from Westminster Primary Academy planting trees.
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As part of a partnership with Trees For Cities, Blackpool Council’s Parks Development Services and volunteers alongside Enveco, joined up to plant trees as part of the Queens Green Canopy (QGC) project and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The trees have been planted at Highfield Park, Revoe Park, Crossland Road Park and Bridge Farm green space.

Cllr Jane Hugo, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: 

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“It’s wonderful to see members of the community and our services working together to create something which will be around for our future generations. The trees that have been planted will be part of Blackpool’s story for decades to come.”
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The trees planted as part of this project join the other 2375 trees planted by the Parks Rangers with several schools across Blackpool this tree planting season (November to March), with further plans and projects in the pipeline to see more tree planting projects across the town in the next few years.

This Friday, 3 March, Claremont Park will see pupils from Westminster Primary Academy come together with Blackpool Park Rangers and the team at Claremont Community Centre to take part in a tree planting event.

120 pupils from the school will plant 200 whips, with each child having the opportunity to plant at least one during the session.