Over 300 new trees will be planted in Corby woodlands

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 14:45

Hazel and Thoroughsale woods in Corby is being given a little revamp with the planting of 350 new trees which have been donated from local Corby business RS Components in partnership with Carbon Footprint.


This kind donation from the company gives back to the environment, protects wildlife and benefits the whole community as it helps keep Corby’s unique green areas beautiful places to visit and enjoy.


A tree regeneration programme has been introduced which outlines the locally native trees that can be planted in this area. As such the 350 trees are a mix of local species including wild cherry, silver birch, crab apple, hornbeam and beech.


A tree planting event will be taking place on Thursday 10th May at 1pm to bed the 350 new additions. Volunteers from the local community and local businesses are welcome to come along and join the planting.


Please meet at the log cabin on the Boating Lake Car Park, Cottingham Road.


The new trees that will help ensure the woodland continues to grow and flourish are welcomed by Corby Borough Council and the Corby Woodland Project.


Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:


“The woodland plays an important part in Corby’s history and heritage and it is great to see that local businesses are helping to safeguard its future. This will ensure that Corby's green spaces continue to thrive and grow for future generations."


For further information about the Carbon Footprint scheme please go to www.carbonfootprint.com/treeplanting.html.


More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Kim Buzzard, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018 02:47:55 PM
Review date: Tuesday 28th April 2020 02:47:09 PM