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New Trees for Northumberland in National Tree Week

Living Woods North East celebrated the start of National Tree Week 2017 by planting hundreds of trees, in the first in a series of tree planting sessions to take place across the region.

People’s Kitchen and Living Woods North East

Volunteers from the People’s Kitchen, in Newcastle, joined forces to plant 200 trees in Allendale, Northumberland, last Saturday marking the start of of the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees.

Events were also held in Nunsmoor Park, Fenham, on Sunday  and Mountfield Primary School, Kenton, on Wednesday

Julian Briggs, the group’s coordinator, said, “Its not just about planting trees, but also about engaging and empowering people and communities to enjoy, celebrate and enhance their local environment.”

Volunteers are at the heart of the sessions and those interested in taking part can find out more by contacting the group through their

The group is looking to plant 8,000 trees throughout 2017-2018 across Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear.

They have already planted thousands of acorns and run several tree planting sessions with schools and community groups across the North East.

All the trees are sourced from locally collected seeds and there are 8,000 more waiting to be planted.

Several new sites are earmarked for planting and the group is collaborating with local and national organisations to create new woodlands and connect people with nature through tree planting

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