Last weekend (13 November) we welcomed local families to our first community tree planting day at Alconbury Weald. Thirty saplings - 10 wild cherry, 10 rowan and 10 silver birch – were planted at Somning Park, an adventure playground inspired by the great outdoors.
The first 51,000 newly planted trees at Alconbury Weald will store 170 tonnes of carbon every year and help remove over 1.24 tonnes of airborne pollutants. That's why trees are such an important part of the future of the development – and there is always room to plant more.
As well as an opportunity to plant their own saplings, the community was treated to top tips and fascinating facts from Joanne John, landscape architect with Bradley Murphy Design, who created the landscape strategy for Alconbury Weald.
Natalie Leigh-Brown, Community Development Lead at Alconbury Weald, said: “With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the news, it is up to all of us to be mindful of our environment and do what we can to ensure future generations can thrive.
“It was really lovely to see families wrapped up against the cold, getting muddy and planting saplings. This was the first of the annual tree planting project at Alconbury Weald and although they are only small now, they will grow as the community develops.”