More than 30 volunteers braved the cold to plant the 500 new trees at Milton Recreation Ground, Sittingbourne.
A big thanks to teams from Southern Housing, Swale Borough Council, Blenwood Grounds Maintenance and other local community groups who came together for this fantastic project.
It's hoped the native whips will not only enhance this green space, but also have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents and the local community.
Kerry Briffitt, Sustainability Project Manager at Southern Housing, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people working together on this important project.
“These new trees will not only enhance the local biodiversity but also help to absorb carbon. We hope that our residents and the local community will also benefit from positive impacts on their health and wellbeing.
Sarah Putnam, Estate Services Project Officer at Southern Housing, added: “It was a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors and get hands on with nature.
It was so rewarding to see our progress at the end of the day and just thinking about how the area will look after a few years is so exciting.”
We look forward to more planting projects in the future with our partners at Swale Borough Council.
Cllr Julian Saunders, Chair of Swale Council’s Environment Committee, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Southern Housing and their team of volunteers for working with us on the project.
“Planting areas such as this will become common place throughout Swale in the coming years as we work to plant more trees around the borough.”
Get involved - plant a tree!
If you'd d like to get involved, there are more opportunities to plant a tree coming up in neighbouring Sussex!
Tuesday 14th February
10 am - 3 pm AT Southlands Open Space (free hot lunch provided)
Wednesday 15th February
10 am - 3 pm AT Sidley Recreation Ground (free hot lunch provided)
For more information about these sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07825 541 130.