As part of our corporate plan, we aim to plant 17,000 trees (one for each resident). This forms part of our priority for a carbon neutral Oswestry and having our environment at the heart of everything we do. Working with our partners, we have planted 6439 trees to date with a remaining target at April 2023 of 10561. To date, the project has included working with key feeder primary and secondary schools, local colleges and community partners such Borderland Rotary Club.
Key Achievements Include:
- 2000 trees at Gatacre with Woodside Primary School and Cae Glas Cricket Club.
- 1000 trees at The Marches Academy planted with pupils.
- Working alongside Shropshire Wildlife Trust, providing education workshops for young people (further supported by CPRE).
- 300 trees planted at North Shropshire College supported by Woodland Trust.
- 500 free trees distributed to local residents living in and around the town.
- Many of the trees have been registered as part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative, which closed at the end of March 2023.
If you are interested in tree planting, know of available land, or would like to volunteer to help with tree planting, please contact the Project Development Officer, Corrie Davies at Oswestry Town Council @[email protected]