City of Wolverhampton Council has committed to planting 4,000 trees over the next few months.

The commitment follows the launch of the council’s Tree and Woodland Strategy and also supports the city council’s recently declared climate emergency. 

Trees will be planted at Fowlers Park, Penk Rise, Bantock Park, Spring Vale Park and Stow Health Lane Open Space with a range of community groups, schools and businesses.

The first community tree planting will take place at Fowlers Park on Saturday 15 February and will be followed by 2 more sessions at Penk Rise in Tettenhall Wood on Sunday 16 February and Thursday 20 February.

Around 400 trees, donated by the Outside Centre and Wildside Activity Centre, will be planted at Fowlers Park with the Sant Zora Singh Charitable Trust.

Around 600 trees will be planted in Penk Rise with the support of Tettenhalll Wood Little Environment Group, Christ Church Tettenhall Wood, EcoWulf, Gatis Gardens and local residents. 

Councillor Barbara McGarrity, Climate Change Champion at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “Tree planting is a key way of supporting the City Council’s recently declared climate emergency. 

“As well as keeping the city green, trees help to support wildlife and improve air quality.

“I would like to thank the volunteers who have committed to be part of this event and encourage others to join us to continue to make Wolverhampton a cleaner, greener city.”

To take part in the tree planting event, visit Facebook.