Join the Friends of Tawd Valley tree planting celebration

Friends of Tawd Valley are inviting local residents to join their tree planting event on Saturday 30th November in Tawd Valley Park, to coincide with the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter Day, an annual celebration of woods, trees and people.

The Friends are hoping the people of Skelmersdale will help plant 900 saplings as part of the The Woodland Trust campaign ‘The Big Climate Fightback’ which aims to get a million people pledging to plant trees.

Terry Lake, Chair of the Friends of Tawd Valley says: ‘With support from the Countryside Rangers and Friends of Tawd Valley volunteers we are aiming to plant a 150 metre hedgeline alongside the path leaving Mill Lane to the fishing pond. Once established this hedge will be a very beneficial wildlife habitat sheltering and feeding a host of creatures and of course absorbing carbon.  To plant a bare root sapling we are requesting a minimum donation of £1.00 per sapling. All proceeds will support the purchase of the trees and the ongoing work of The Friends of Tawd Valley.’

To join the tree planting, meet on site on Saturday 30th November from 10am to 2.30pm – just above the Mill Lane underpass, on Glenburn Road .

All necessary equipment will be supplied and there will be hot drinks and refreshments available at a cost, and supplied by the
Junk Food Cafe. Warm clothing and boots or wellies are advised.

There is no vehicular access to the site so please enjoy a short walk from the Town Centre car parks with access to Mill Lane bridge (over the Tawd) from Inglewhite, Inskip or Irwell. From the bridge it is a short uphill walk to the planting site. Alternatively
park on Mill Lane/Thornbury and approach via the underpass.

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