Community of Immingham comes together to create woodland for future generations
THE community of Immingham was rooting for success as it planted hundreds of native trees.
The Community Tree Planting Day saw volunteers plant oak and silver birch at Coombe Briggs field to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
The project – being held nationwide to increase wildlife and decrease carbon emissions – is organised by North East Lincolnshire Council and the Woodland Trust and was the area's second.
Mike Sleight, the council's ecology officer, said: "We are planting broad leaf trees, which are native, and altogether we hope to plant 100,000 in this season.
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"We have plenty of volunteers, from members of the public and those on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to the Rotary Club, and Immingham In Bloom.
"We are lacking woodland and this is an ideal space to plant them. It will attract wildlife such as jays, and insects too."
Immingham In Bloom chairman Stewart Swinburn said: "These trees can be enjoyed by our future generations. This open space will look great in 10 to 15 years' time."
Geoff Hurst, of Grimsby St James Rotary Club, added: "Planting trees is about conservation and I hope to plant about 60."
David Cullum, from Stallingborough, who has a great interest in the environment, said: "I have always had an interest in trees because they help to put oxygen in the air and reduce carbon emission – plus, I just like to see them.
"I have taken part in tree planting before, and the tip once the tree is in the hole and you've covered it in soil, is to use your heel to embed it."
Keep checking your Telegraph for coverage of more local tree-planting sessions.