Clevedon volunteers help to plant 900 trees in bid to tackle climate change

PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 March 2020

Members of Sustainable Clevedon and the Lions who helped organise the planting of 900 trees at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Members of Sustainable Clevedon and the Lions who helped organise the planting of 900 trees at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Scores of people attended a community tree-planting event in Clevedon on Saturday.

900 trees being planted by Sustainable Clevedon at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON900 trees being planted by Sustainable Clevedon at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sustainable Clevedon, in partnership with North Somerset Council, planted 900 trees at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close.

Volunteers of all ages helped to plant trees native in the UK, including wild cherry, aspen, alder, willow, birch and hazel, paid for by Clevedon Lions.

Throughout February, North Somerset Council has planted 5,000 trees across the authority as a part of its rewilding programme. The authority plans to plant 50,000 trees in total in a bid to create more habitats, increase biodiversity and help mitigate the effects of climate change. There will be more events throughout 2020.

Clevedon Lions also helped with planting and supplied refreshments free of charge.

900 trees being planted by Sustainable Clevedon at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON900 trees being planted by Sustainable Clevedon at the football fields at the end of Hazell Close. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A spokesman for Sustainable Clevedon said: 'When so much of the news about the climate crisis and the environment is distressing, it's really encouraging, and important, to do something constructive and positive.'


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