Medway Council secured a grant last year from the Forestry Commission under the Urban Tree Challenge Fund initiative for the planting of thousands of young trees, creating new areas of community woodland on our greenspaces.
The MUGS Forum had hoped that the trees would be planted by our Friends Groups and volunteers but sadly the COVID crisis prevented this. Nevertheless, thanks to the hard work of the Council’s Greenspaces team and with the support of Norse, we have still managed to get the trees in the ground in time for Spring.
Ten sites across Medway have benefited from the new community woodlands,including Priestfields, the Horsted Valley, the Strand and Hook Meadow.
Over the coming years these new pocket sized woods will grow, adding to our wildlife biodiversity, helping remove pollutants from the air, supporting the global effort to reduce carbon in our atmosphere and improving the landscape of our greenspaces.
For more information on the new trees and the importance of trees in our urban areas contact the Medway Urban Greenspaces Forum.