Project Description


Trees help clean the air we breathe

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and
provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s biodiversity. The University
of York kindly agreed to us planting 130 trees on a patch of land they
own on University Road in York, where we hope it will bring pleasure to
people and much needed habitat and food to local wildlife for many years
to come. This mixture of Hawthorn, Hazel, Silver Birch, Rowan, English
oak and Blackthorn is especially helpful for birds and insects, and we
would like to thank the University for their generosity in allowing this
little patch of woodland to be planted on their land. We’re trying out
some new cardboard tree guards that will be more eco friendly than the
traditional plastic ones, and in time will rot away leaving no litter
behind. Our volunteers planted on a day that went from hail and wind to
glorious sunshine, and our youngest planter was only 4 years old, so she
will be able to watch the trees growing tall as she grows up.