logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 30 - April 2003

A young child holds a spade, ready to start digging.Plant a tree in 2003
By Gaby Spinks and Richard Gill

The event, organised by the Council’s Trees & Woodlands and Ranger Teams, marked the start of the Burngreave Green Environment Programme’s Community Forestry Project.

The trees were planted in partnership with the Friends of Osgathorpe Park, the Firvale Youth Project and Tinsley Tree Project. A total of 1,733 native trees were planted, including varieties of Rowan, Wild Cherry, Ash, Silver Birch, Maple, Oak, Hazel and Hawthorn.

Thanks to the more than 60 enthusiastic volunteers who helped to make it such a success. Local children from Burngreave Holiday Playscheme all helped out digging and planting the new whips. The area of new woodland was expanded still further with the planting of more than a thousand trees around the neighbouring Whiteways School playing field, by more than 270 enthusiastic pupils and staff assisted by the Council’s Trees & Woodlands and Ranger Teams.


Children start planting small trees.

A child starts digging.