To celebrate National Tree Week - the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees - Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) planted four trees at the Heartlands open space in Buckingham on Friday 1 December.
The trees were planted by Councillor Sue Renshell, Chairman of the Council, members of the AVDC Environment Team and grounds maintenance contractor John O’Conner.
The four trees planted in Heartlands open space comprised:
1 x Quercus rubra (Red Oak)
3 x Betula pendula dalecarlica (Swedish Birch)
Councillor Susan Renshell, said: “The presence of trees in our towns, villages and rural landscapes, helps to add real value to our lives. Trees offer habitats for wildlife, help prevent flooding, as well as providing fuel and building resources. The planting of four trees today in Buckingham is our way of joining in the great work that takes place during National Tree Week.”
Pauline Buchanan Black, Director-General of The Tree Council, commented: “National Tree Week is a great time for individuals, communities and families across the UK to recognise and celebrate the value of trees. For too long their huge economic and environmental value has been understated, and National Tree Week is the time to turn that around.”
Each year, The Tree Council’s National Tree Week inspires around a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty by planting thousands of new trees.