Trees for Cities create a leafy legacy for Reading’s Prospect Park in time for the 2012 Olympics.
20 Tulip Trees and 20 Sweet Gum, trees will be planted in Prospect Park. These long living canopy trees will form an avenue, which is to be named “Olympic Way”, in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a legacy for future generations in Reading
Trees for Cities and Reading Borough Council are inviting you to come down on Saturday 17th March between 10am and 2pm and help plant these new trees as part of the 2012 Celebration Tree Planting programme across Reading. There will also be tree planting training sessions throughout the morning.
Sharon Johnson, Chief Executive of Trees for Cities says “This event will provide the community with an opportunity to learn about trees and how to look after them as well as creating a leafy legacy for Reading”.
Trees for Cities has planted over 70,000 trees this year and by 2013 will have planted over 300,000 trees in its 19 year existence. Trees for Cities was set up to work with local communities to plant trees in areas of the city where they are most needed.
Trees for Cities and Reading Borough Council have been working in partnership since 2008 bringing tree planting projects citywide across Reading. The planting will also be a celebration of Trees for Cities successful partnership with the Reading Tree Warden Network and is part of Defra’s Big Tree Plant Campaign.
Festival Republic is demonstrating their commitment to the environment and the people of Reading by supporting this and other tree planting projects across the city.
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