100,000 trees planted in Peterborough

A tree planting project in eastern England has reached a significant milestone.

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In 2010, the Forest for Peterborough project was launched by the environmental charity, Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).

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The aim of the project is to plant one tree for every person living in the city by 2030, which will be over 180,000 trees in total.

On 7 October, the project celebrated its 100,000th tree planted.

“To plant the 100,000th tree in the city is a truly fantastic achievement,” says Carly Leonard, chief executive of PECT.

“Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green spaces.

“Trees also play a vital role in mitigating climate change and adapting to extreme weather conditions by providing shade on hot days and absorbing water during periods of heavy rain.”

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PECT works with volunteers and organisations to plant the trees in the city of Peterborough and the surrounding countryside.