Great turnout for Hucknall Wildlife Group's first tree planting event of the year
By Ian Johnson
31st Jan 2023 | Local News
Around 50 volunteers met up at the Washdyke Lane recreation area on Saturday (28 January) to take part in Hucknall Wildlife Group's first tree planting event of 2023.
A varied selection of over 100 trees, as well as some wildflowers donated by local businesses and individuals, were planted in the area near the Addison Act plaque at the bottom of the park.
Group chair Hannah Perkins said "It's really beautiful to see our local community coming together to make our local environment and wildlife habitats a better place. We strive to build awareness of how we can all as individuals make a difference to our local environment for the benefit of our local wildlife. We aim to highlight the importance of our local wildlife and the crucial roles they play in our ecosystem.
"We just could not have done this without the tremendous support of the Hucknall community. Businesses and other community groups such as Reach Out Residents, OT Fundraising, The Station Hotel, Keycraft Garden Centre, Guilt Free Pleasures, Nottingham Printing, Doff, Ray from Torkard Cider and F&F Promotional have all helped us with donations, help and advice.
"We would also like to send a big thank you to Ian Rotherham from Ashfield District Council who secured us permission for this event as well as helping several of our younger volunteers with their planting."
The group had a very successful year in 2022 with their Hucknall Wildlife Survey and will be continuing this into 2023 and beyond.
They are also working with local schools and community groups for a forthcoming project to plant wildflowers on Washdyke Lane and other areas of Hucknall.
Volunteers and new members are always welcome to come and join them at one of their regular meetings at The Station Hotel or on one of their wildlife walks in the area.
For more information about their projects and events, take a look at their website by clicking here.