Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes complete tree-mendous challenge

Monday's tree planting session
Monday's tree planting session

The Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes joined forces with Woburn Sands Rotarians by putting on their wellies for a tree-mendous challenge earlier this week.

Woburn Sands Rotarians were determined do their bit to help meet a worldwide Rotary goal, set by Rotary International President Ian Riseley, under where every Rotary member plants at least one tree each and change the environment for the better by Earth Day on April 22, 2018.

They planted a variety of native species to form a new hedgerow at the Spinney, part of the community owned, Edgewick Farm in the town.

To help this challenge, Rotary has secured the valuable help of its good friends at the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest conservation charity. The charity has supported Rotary by supplying trees and advice to make sure the saplings have the best chance of survival.

If all Rotary members here in Great Britain take part, over 47,000 trees will be planted. That’s the equivalent of a forest the size of a hundred football pitches springing up!