Winchester City Council is calling for green-fingered volunteers to help plant trees in Waterlooville

Winchester City Council is calling on local residents to help plant 42 new trees in Waterlooville.

On Saturday February 1 the council will be holding a community tree planting event at Newlands Walk Open Space at Darnel Road in Waterlooville.

This is part of the council's pledge to improve green spaces and take action to reduce carbon emissions.

The trees being planted include Hormbeam, Sweet Chestnut, Birch and Oak.

There will be two opportunities to get involved with sessions at 10am and at 1pm.

Leader of Winchester City Council, Cllr Lucille Thompson, said:

“This is a fantastic chance to help make our district greener and more beautiful. We want to encourage local residents of all ages to come along and help plant these beautiful new trees. 

“Planting more trees and caring for green spaces is part of our commitment to protect the environment now and for future generations."

There is limited equipment  provided on the day, and we would recommend anyone taking part to wear sturdy footwear and take their own spades, forks and gloves.

To find out more and sign-up email Susan Lord at Winchester City Council: slord@winchester.gov.uk