World record tree planting comes to Yate Common

Posted on Wednesday 2nd December 2009 at 12:24 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire CouncilTo help celebrate National Tree Week, South Gloucestershire Council and the Friends of Yate Common have teamed up with BBC Breathing Places and Guinness World Records for Tree O’Clock, a nationwide challenge to plant as many trees as possible in a single hour.

At 11am on Saturday 5 December, Executive Member for Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment, Cllr Brian Allinson, council Chairman Cllr Shirley Holloway and the Friends of Yate Common will join in by planting eight new oak trees on Yate Common. The council is funding the trees and their fencing. This contribution will join thousands of others across the country uniting the nation in an event which will be a great learning opportunity for all ages.

Cllr Brian Allinson said: “National Tree Week is about raising awareness of the importance of trees to the environment and seeks to involve as many people as possible in planting, caring for and enjoying trees and woods.

By planting trees we are establishing a lasting legacy for our communities and for future generations.”

Cllr Holloway said: “I’m very much looking forward to being part of this world record event. I hope that events like this will further local peoples’ understanding and interest in trees and wildlife in general.”

The Friends and the council are keen to re-establish large oak trees on the Common, which were felled during World War Two.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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