Despite driving rain and high winds, Milborne Port climate and nature group succeeded in their ambitious target of planting 230 trees this weekend. Over the two days of intense planting our volunteers could be seen coming and going, grappling with spades, stakes, saplings and mud, sustained only by chocolate brownies and their vision of a just and sustainable future for all. The planting took place on the edge of Milborne Port’s spacious sports and recreation ground. The native trees selected were chosen for their natural resilience, and their value to a diverse array of wildlife.
Trees can lock up carbon for centuries, and have the potential to make a significant contribution in the fight against climate change. They also provide a habitat for thousands of species, prevent flooding, help provide us with clean air and water, and can even help protect our mental health. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the living soils on which we depend all rest on nature’s economy. Increasing our tree cover is vital to restoring and maintaining nature’s health.
Government targets include planting 1.5 million trees by 2050, but we need to act long before then. MIlborne Port Climate and Nature Group will continue to act with urgency in addressing the crisis we all face. If you would like to help please contact us. Everyone’s contribution is welcome.