More tree-planting events

Following the great work of Green City Action and Hope ’08 in clearing pathways and steps, Sheffield Parks Department will be planting 8 trees surrounding the football pitch at Burngreave Recreation Ground.

The event is the first stage of the Burngreave Rec Masterplan – part of a co-ordinated approach to improving Burngreave’s environment and green spaces. The trees include a Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) – also known as the Canoe Birch because the waterproof bark was used to make canoes by the Native North American Indians. There is also a River Birch (Betula nigra), which has a great flaky, cinnamon coloured bark and three Cherry species which will flower right through from November to April. Once established, they will provide a welcome sight on a bleak winter’s day.

Combatting pollution

Trees help to combat pollution, reduce flash floods, attract wildlife and improve property values.

The planting of the birch and cherry will take place on 11th November at 10.45am. Pupils from Byron Wood School will join experts from Green City Action. Leonie Kapadia, Burngreave's forestry officer, will also be there. Everyone is cordially invited to join in on the day.

Dress for the weather and bring your gloves & wellies!

For further information on the event please contact Leonie Kapadia on 0114 273 6199.

For more information about the Burngreave Rec Masterplan contact Moira Walker on 273 6952.

Continuing work in the cemetery

Last season, Burngreave's tree team planted a flowering Wild Cherry avenue to the south-west side of the Burngreave Cemetery. This November we will be continuing the line of cherry trees towards the chapel by planting a further 16 “heavy standards” with the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery.

This will form a striking feature in years to come and complement the work the Friends are doing to plant up the 2 flowerbeds in front of the chapel with colourful spring bulbs.

The public are invited to join in with this year's planting on Sunday November 30th between 12pm and 2pm.

Tree-planting at Burngreave Rec
10:45am to 1:00pm Tuesday 11 November 2008
Planting Cherry trees in Burngreave Cemetery
12:00pm to 2:00pm Sunday 30 November 2008

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