This week, 26 November to 4 December, is National Tree Week, an annual event organised by The Tree Council to celebrate what trees do and plant thousands of new trees at the start of planting season.
Trees are a vital part of our local ecosystems. They clean our air and create oxygen, provide habitats for a fantastic range of wildlife, and make the natural world around us look beautiful. So, it’s important to reflect once in a while on everything that trees do for us.
As part of National Tree Week, The Tree Council is encouraging as many people as possible to plant a tree. Whether that be a hedge in your back garden, a potted tree outside your front door, or the trees that Woking Borough Council plants every year during planting season, there are a whole host of ways you can celebrate trees this year. They’ve even published a helpful guide for those not sure where to start with tree and hedge planting.
Keep an eye on the Woking Borough Council social media accounts this week for some informative videos to find out about how the council is looking after our trees this National Tree Week. Our arboricultural technicians James and Dave work hard year-round to make sure our local trees are well-looked after so they can be a part of Woking’s natural world for years to come.