Wokingham Borough Council teamed up with Freely Fruity to plant eighty-two trees at a new community orchard at Woosehill Meadows.
Supported by Friends of the Emmbrook and Windmill Primary School, the event took place on Friday 18 March 2022 and was attended by Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Keith Baker MBE and Cllr Gregor Murray.
Since launching The Tree Project last year, the council has met several key milestones in its efforts to make the borough clean and green by planting 250,000 trees across Wokingham Borough over the next five years to increase carbon sequestration rates. Carbon sequestration is a process whereby the trees will draw excess CO2 from the atmosphere and store it.
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE said: “The Tree Project is a fantastic initiative to be part of and I am delighted to take part in this event at Woosehill Meadows. At the council, we are developing a strategy for the planting and maintenance of trees in Wokingham Borough and by the end of this month, over fifteen thousand trees will have been planted.”
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