Roseworth residents and schools plant over 2000 trees in one week to create new woodland

Michael Robinson, intern with the TV Wild Green Places team, reports on how the woodland creation project at Roseworth went,

On Saturday 19th March, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust held a ‘Woodland Creation’ day in Roseworth Stockton with the aim of planting over 1500 trees on the day.
Brilliantly, over 200 residents from the estate turned out to get involved in the planting. Along with the residents, the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Ian Dalgarno made an appearance and got involved, too. Volunteers from Roseworth Residents Association and the Roseworth Big Local also helped to lead activities on the day.

Besides the tree planting, a range of craft activities all themed around the woodland were also available; Willow Weaving, Wood turning, hook an acorn, leaf printing, badge making and even an opportunity to suggest a name for the woodland.

Keeping attendees entertained were the fabulous Bread and Butter Theatre Company, attending as two woodland goblins, as well as two comical gardeners – Pete and Ged Moss in the earlier hours of the event. They got involved with helping some of the younger residents to plant their trees, and paused for photo opportunities.

Residents also got to taste a slice of cake prepared especially for the event by Tracey of Ice, Ice, Tracey, a hobby cake decorator based in Markse-by-the-Sea.

Karen Hatley, Chair of Roseworth BIg Local  said “it was a great event and it was brilliant that the whole community got involved. It was especially nice to see the children that had been planting through the week coming back with their parents.”

There has now been over 2000 trees planted at the woodland site and it is hoped that with the continued effort from Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the local community, the woodland can flourish and grow to provide a brand new habitat for all residents and animals to enjoy.

Rosebrook Primary School tree planting photos – by Jess Walker

Little Diggers tree planting – photos  by Jess Walker

St Gregory’s Catholic Academy photos to follow- awaiting school permissions for use

Community planting celebration- photographs by permission of Stockton Borough Council

Roseworth residents and schools plant over 2000 trees in one week to create new woodland was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by Sue Antrobus