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Help us plant 4,000 trees in Pendle!

Published: Friday, 14th January 2022

Tree planting at Holt House

“We have 4,000 trees to plant this winter - and we’re asking local people to dig in and help,” announced Pendle Council’s Leader, Councillor Nadeem Ahmed.

The saplings, including oak, hazel, rowan and cherry have just been delivered, as part of the Council’s Climate Action Plan.

Councillor Ahmed explained:

“Tree planting is an important aspect of our bid to combat climate change, support wildlife and improve Pendle’s green spaces - and we want to involve the community.

“This project is also a partnership between neighbouring councils in East Lancashire to plant 35,000 native trees to create 95 new micro-woodlands across Pennine Lancashire this winter.”

Called Treescapes, it is supported by funding from the Forestry Commission and Trees for Cities.

The Council has organised two consultation events before tree planting gets underway, to help local people can find out more.

They are taking place on Saturday 15 January 10am – 12 noon & Tuesday 18 Jan 1pm – 3pm at Marsden Hall, Walton Lane, Nelson BB9 8BW.

Phil Riley, the Council’s Green Spaces Manager said:

“We’ve organised 11 community planting events to give local people the chance to dig in and do their bit.

“The young trees will be planted in seven different areas of Pendle including play areas, a primary school and a local nature reserve.”

And Phil added:

“Community tree planting is great for boosting physical and mental wellbeing, meeting new people, as well as doing something positive for our environment!

“Any help - from individuals, local community groups and businesses - will make a big difference in getting all 4,000 trees planted by the end of March,” he added.

Budding tree planters can visit Pendle Council’s website for details or email:

The first tree planting events this month are:

Wednesday 19 January 1pm – 3pm at the Prairie Sports Village bordering Pendle, on Windermere Avenue, BB10 2FU meeting at the end of the car park near the football pitches.

Thurs 27 Jan 10am – 12 noon  at Lomeshaye Nature Reserve

Churchill Way, Lomeshaye Industrial Estate meeting at the bridge over Pendle Water.