The other week we had 'Treemendous York' give a talk for the Guild. Treemendous York consists of a number of experts and enthusiastic individuals representing the community and working together to plant trees throughout the City. Below is more information about the groups activities within the community.
We all know that trees have an enormously beneficial effect on life on earth: they are good for the environment by turning carbon into oxygen and slowing down flooding; they encourage wildlife; and they produce a wonderful habitat for people to relax and exercise in.
– Treemendous by name – recently added to this list by using trees to cover some of the eyesores of the notorious lay-by on the A166 road from York to Bridlington. 420 trees donated by the Woodland Trust under their Community Treepack scheme were planted by volunteers from Holtby and Dunnington. At the same time most of the rubbish fly-tipped there was removed, so that now motorists approaching York see mainly grass, some mature trees and a host of tree guards which will soon be showing green tips of trees sprouting from their tops. We aim to continue the planting in this area and in other roadside sites which will contribute to the York – City Beautiful concept promoted by the Council.
Treemendous has a variety of other tree-planting schemes in operation, and York residents are encouraged to join in, even it means only planting one tree in their front garden. It’s a well known fact that trees also enhance the value of property and of whole residential areas – they’re a good investment in more ways than one.
For more information, contact:
Tel 01904 488552
Or download their leaflet below for further information: