Many members will have seen the launch of the Plant Britain Campaign on BBC’s Countryfile last month.
The aim is ‘to get everyone planting in a big, ambitious two-year project where we can all do our bit in the battle against climate change and to help wildlife and our own wellbeing.’
The Campaign has the initial goal of planting 750,000 trees across the UK – one for every primary school starter in 2020. An interactive map has been provided so that anyone planting a tree can show its location and add to the total. There is collaboration with the Woodland Trust, who can provide trees as well as advice about species, planting and tree care, and there is a chance for those planting a lot of trees to be involved with the Countryfile programme.
This is an opportunity and encouragement for individual members and WIs to plant trees and really contribute to increasing the numbers in Cornwall on the interactive map. Please send your stories and photos to CFWI (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we would like to collate and celebrate the efforts of our members and feature them in a future edition of County News.
More information is available on the BBC’s Plant Britain website.