A FURTHER 150 trees have been planted in Windhill as part of Bradford Council’s Tree for Every Child project.

The Council’s Trees and Woodlands team, Trees for Cities, volunteers from the local community and young people from the Youth Service rolled up their sleeves and helped out last week.

They planted around 150 trees on land off Wrose Brow Road - from broadleaved natives, including Birch, Holly, Hawthorn, Alder to Hornbeam and Scotts Pine.

The Council said it aims to have planted 15,000 new trees on this site by the end of March.

“It was great to help out planting more trees in the community. We’ve done a lot of work over the past few years to improve the local environment across Windhill and Wrose and it really complements the wildflower meadows we planted at the top of Gaisby and Carr Lane in Wrose last year. They have proved really popular with residents and we hope these new trees do too.”

- Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning & Transport

The Council’s Tree for Every Child project, which was launched last November, is a pledge to plant 55,000 trees across the district over the next two years – the equivalent to one per primary school child.

Planting trees is a major factor in tackling climate change – a single tree can absorb 22kg of carbon dioxide per year and 100 square metres of woodland can store nearly four tonnes.

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£250,000 has been invested so far with many schools and community groups expressing their hopes of taking part.

The programme is being supported by Trees for Cities which is funded by The Dulverton Trust, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, The Arbor Day Foundation and players of the Postcode Lottery. 

Bradford Environmental Action Trust, Forest of Bradford and Bradford Environmental Education Services are working alongside Trees for Cities on this particular site.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “It is great to see things progressing for Tree for Every Child and we are grateful for the fantastic support we are receiving from partner organisations, volunteers and local communities.”