Date(s) - 16/11/2021 - 07/12/2021
10:00 - 14:00
Coventry City Council are committed to plant 360,000 new trees in the city in the next 10 years – that’s one for every citizen.
They invite local people to take part in making it happen.
Thousands of trees will be planted in Allesley Park, Sowe Common, Longford Park, Floyds Field and Park Wood in November and December as we kick off this year’s tree-planting season, hoping to plant just shy of 18,000 trees.
The wide variety of new trees will not only provide habitats and homes for wildlife, but also help combat air pollution as well as providing green spaces for us all to enjoy. The trees are being provided by Trees for Cities, a UK charity that works to plant trees globally.
Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees. By getting stuck in with local communities, whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food, the charity aims to cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods.
Anyone who wishes to take part can volunteer by turning up in sensible shoes between 10am-2pm and be ready to use a shovel!
The planting days are as follows.
Please note dates may change due to weather
For updates contact Tim Wetherhill at Tim.Wetherhill@coventry.gov.uk
Sowe Common – near Walsgrave Cemetery off Woodway Lane, south of the M6 motorway – 4325 trees
- Tuesday 16 November
- Thursday 18 November
Floyds Field – north end of the field – 2000 trees
- Sunday 21 November
Longford Park – throughout the whole park – 3650 trees
- Tuesday 23 November
- Thursday 25 November
- Saturday 27 November
- Saturday 4 December
Allesley Park – west side of the park – 5950 trees
- Tuesday 30 November
- Thursday 2 December
Park Wood extension – the open space between Park Wood and Ten Shilling Wood, accessible from Charter Ave, near to Wolfe Road junction
- Tuesday 7 December