Trees play a vital role in the health of our planet, helping deal with climate change. SCAN support Friends of the Earth campaigns to double the amount of tree cover in each region of the UK, and to make our towns and cities ten times greener.
The UK is the second least wooded country in Europe (after Ireland). In Swindon, we need to create more green spaces. We currently have 8% tree cover. The more urban areas of Swindon fare worse. This compares to Bath 20%, Salisbury 19.8%, Newbury 22%, Abingdon 16.3%, Oxford 21.4%, Gloucester 13.6%, Cheltenham 12.8%, Bristol 18.6%.
There are tree planting and other conservation activities planned around Swindon. Working together, we can all play a part in dealing with climate change and make the town a brighter, healthier place to live, where nature thrives.
Events and activities from December 2019:
– Peatmoor Community Woodland – Open Morning.
Central Swindon North Parish tree planting – Ferndale Road area.
– Hreod Burna tree planting – December 2019 –
event 1 – event 2 – ongoing events.
– Penhill tree planting (details tbc).
– Bee Roadzz Swindon.
– An i-Trees event (details tbc).
– Coate Water tree planting (details tbc, likely to be March 2020).
– Wootton Bassett tree planting.
Members of the newly formed Transition Swindon are in the process of contacting groups and parishes all over Swindon to encourage activity and provide a central repository of information to help facilitate work. More on that in the new year…
If you have an event that you would like us to promote and / or know of any areas that could be used for planting or conservation, please contact us.