Tree-mendous volunteers needed for big planting day out

Published Friday 23 November 2018 at 13:23

Do you want to help make the borough greener and join a team planting hundreds of trees?

An amazing 420 trees are set to be planted in Roe Lee Park, Blackburn, on Friday, November 30th and the call has gone out for as many people to help as possible.

The Friends of Roe Lee Park have been awarded the more trees from the Queens Commonwealth Canopy – Woodland Trust. They have been delivered and are being planted with help from the group’s working party volunteers, local councillors and children from Roe Lee Primary School, but more people are needed to get the trees into their new home.

Tree planting will start on the day at the Potting Shed at Roe Lee Park at 10am, where helpers will split into groups to plant the trees. Any volunteers are asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Anyone who would like to offer their help can call Jason Walker on 07716 616213 or email

Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

This is a wonderful example of our Your Call campaign, where the aim is to bring people together and make a difference to our borough.

I hope anyone with an interest in their parks and making the borough a more beautiful, healthy place can spare a few hours to help with this tree planting. You can meet new people and be a part of a very worthwhile event.”

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