In a proactive response to the global climate crisis Twyford Parish Council has continued its tree planting initiative as a key component of their comprehensive climate change plan. The community-driven effort aims to enhance the local green space, reduce carbon emissions, and foster a sense of environmental responsibility.
Led by the Parish Council and resident Rebecca Howard, who instigated the project in 2021, residents gathered on Sunday to plant a further 14 saplings. The event showcased a collaborative spirit as individuals of all ages came together to contribute to a sustainable future. Councillors and local volunteers, armed with shovels and saplings, planted a variety of native trees in designated areas in Stanlake Meadow.
Cllr Malcolm Bray, Parish Lands Committee Chairman expressed enthusiasm about the project, stating
This tree planting initiative reflects our commitment to combat climate change in Twyford. It was well attended by members of the community. We hope to not only beautify our surroundings but also make a small impact in the fight against global warming.
The initiative aligns with broader climate action goals outlined in the Parish Council’s comprehensive plan. It emphasizes the importance of preserving and expanding green spaces to mitigate the effects of climate change and enhance the overall well-being of the community.
Rebecca Howard stated
It was great seeing the whole community come together from tiny children, to families and grandparents all helping each other to plant their trees with the view that in 10 or 15 years time their children who were standing in little holes now will be looking up at great big trees above their heads. It was a really nice atmosphere and it always puts a smile on my face to be involved in such a great project.
The Twyford community looks forward to watching the trees grow and thrive, symbolizing their dedication to a sustainable and resilient future. With this collaborative effort, the parish takes a step towards building a greener and healthier environment for generations to come.
If you would like to join our friendly community of volunteers that meet to care for the trees throughout the year please contact [email protected]