”750 new trees planted on Nuns’ Moor North Meadow in two hours by 30 volunteers is a great achievement” says local Montagu resident Lesley Middas. The tree and hedge planting event took place last weekend on Nuns’ Moor Meadow organised by the Gosforth based Northumberland Wildlife Trust in partnership with The Freeman of the City, NE Forest and Newcastle City Council.
Dozens of local residents, including youngsters, helped out with the planting of saplings assisted by local Kenton councillors and Chi Onwurah MP. 750 new trees were planted, This follows on from a project based at nearby Newcastle United golf course where 1.4km of hedgerow was planted last week.
Lesley said: ”It was amazing to be part of this important project to improve our local environment.”
Improving the local environment
The Town Moor is seen as the ”green lung” of the city with experts believing that the planting of over 1,000 trees and hedges will improve biodiversity, air quality and helping to address climate change.
Coun Ged Bell, Vice Chair of the Kenton Committee, said: ”Improving the local environment is a core priority for us. This was a great project to be involved in. Boosting the number of trees will bring big environmental and health benefits to Montagu and Kenton residents.”
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