More than 14,000 trees have been planted at Bury Farm in Amersham this year as part of Buckinghamshire Council’s efforts to plant a tree for each of its half a million residents.
A grand total of 145,000 trees have now been planted across the county. Wild service, hazel and crab apple trees were chosen for both the Bury Farm woodland and the Grange Farm site in Hazlemere in order to support the chalky soil environment.
Meanwhile, a new woodland has also been created on the edge of Black Park Country Park.
The Bucks Tree Mission is an important part of the county’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 75 per cent by 2030 and achieve net-zero by 2050.
Councillor Gareth Williams, cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: “We have planted more than 14,000 trees at the Bury Farm site, a remarkable achievement which is the result of partnerships with schools and community organisations working together with the council.
“We are well ahead of our decarbonisation targets and our air quality in Chesham and Amersham remains well outside danger levels.”
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