National tree week starts on the 23rd November and ends on the 1st December, and is the largest annual tree planting event in the UK. Each year up to 200 schools and community groups, 8,000 tree wardens inspire people to plant around 1 million trees in a year. If you would like to take part we have created a list of the tree planting and supporting events available across Essex and Herts:
National tree week in Essex:
The Gateway Academy, Marshfoot Road, Tilbury, Chadwell-St-Mary, Essex, RM16 4L
They are planning on planting 40 trees and 30 saplings during the week of the 25th November. They are inviting people to come along and join them to plan the trees, and on the 28th of November The Mayor will be attending. For more information please visit their website.
The big tree plant is taking place at Jean McAlpine Park, Harlow , CM19 5AF, where they will be inviting the general public to plant a tree on the 24th November from 10-3pm.
For more information about the big tree plant please visit their website.
Essex community Tree week, Community Tree Nursery, Weald Country Park , South Weald , Brentwood , Essex , CM14 5QS on the 26th of November from 10.30-2.30 pm. They will be planting and storing seeds from Essex parks, and are inviting people to go along and enjoy the great outdoors.
For more information please visit their website.
National tree week in Hertfordshire:
Most of the tree planting was done earlier this year across Hertfordshire, but if you would like to find out more about trees and woodlands contact the The Royal Forestry Society, who is dedicated to promoting the management of trees and woodlands. To find out more information please visit their website @www.rfs.org.uk<http://www.rfs.org.uk/>
If you don’t fancy venturing out, why not plant a tree or sapling in your own garden.