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November 12th 2012

Help Red Rose Forest create new woodlands for all!

Red Rose Forest is planning a winter of tree planting - and we need your help to create whole new swathes of woodland across Greater Manchester.

With funding secured from the government's Big Tree Plant initiative and environmental charity Trees for Cities we're aiming to plant thousands of trees during the next two months.

A series of tree planting days are taking place during November and December:

  • Tuesday, November 13

Scotland Hall Road, Newton Heath, M40. We need volunteers to create a new small woodland area in the park. 10.30-3pm. Meet at the planting area which will be in the far corner of park - furthest from the entrance.

  • Thursday, November 15

Plant Hill Park, Blackley, Manchester. Help us create a new woodland in the park. 10.30am-3.30pm. Meet at the planting site which will be located close to the Laurel Bank Gardens entrance and orchard.

  • Saturday, November 24

Boggart Hole Clough, Charlestown Road, Charlestown, Manchester. We're planting 2000 new trees creating a wildlife corridor joining up two existing woods in the Park. 10.30am-3.30pm. Meet at the main car park on Charlestown Road. From here signs will direct people to the planting site.

  • Tuesday, November 27

Boggart Hole Clough. 10.30am-3.30pm.

  • Thursday, November 29

Boggart Hole Clough. 10.30am-3.30pm.

  • Saturday, December 1

Fog Lane Park, East Didsbury. Sorry but this event has been postponed.

Gin Pit Village, Astley, Wigan: Help us plant 2,000 whips over two days this weekend. Meet at 10am at School Street. Hot drink, soup and rolls will be provided. Please wear wellies as the site is quite wet. Please call 07915 958097 if you arrive after 10am.

  • Sunday December 2
Gin Pit Village, Astley, Wigan: Join us for day two of our tree planting at Gin Pit Village in Astley, Wigan. Meet at 10am at School Street. Hot drink, soup and rolls will be provided. Please wear wellies as the site is quite wet. Please call 07915 958097 if you arrive after 10am.

  • Monday, December 3rd

Boggart Hole Clough. 10.30am-3.30pm.

Tree planting will also be taking place at a number of schools across Greater Manchester in the next few weeks.

Hilary Wood, Red Rose Forest Green Streets, manager said: "As nature goes to sleep in winter it's the perfect time to get outside and start planting trees. During this planting season we've big plans to create new areas of woodland across Greater Manchester - and we need people to come along and help us turn this vision into reality.

"Tree planting days are a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, meet your neighbours and improve your local neighbourhood. The end result will be a lasting green legacy in our parks and recreation grounds which can be enjoyed by this and future generations for years to come."

All equipment will be provided on the day as well as hot drinks for volunteers. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong boots or wellies.

Red Rose Forest has secured £185,000 of funding from the government's Big Tree Plant initiative to create new areas of woodland in Greater Manchester over four years. 2012/13 is our second year of delivery of the project which aims to help people and communities to plant more trees where they live and work. The campaign, which was launched in December 2010, has set a target of planting one million additional trees by April 2015. For more information visit:

Last Updated ( Nov 30, 2012 at 07:47 AM )


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