Join in Forest for Peterborough’s tree planting events
Join in Forest for Peterborough’s tree planting events

Want to make a difference to your local environment? Want to volunteer with a project that is creating a long-lasting impact for the area and its residents? Don’t miss joining in special tree planting days this season!

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is gearing up to begin another tree planting season with its Forest for Peterborough project. 6,000 trees are due to be planted throughout the city and surrounding areas between October 2016 and March 2017. 

“Since the project launched in 2010, Forest for Peterborough has planted an amazing 93,609 trees across the city,” explains Project Officer Simon Belham. “We are so grateful for the support of our volunteers each year and the hard work they put in to improve the local environment for the benefit of residents and wildlife.”

Forest for Peterborough is aiming to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The target is to plant one tree for every person in the city in order to improve tree coverage, improve our green spaces, and the quality of air we breathe.

Companies and communities can get involved with the planting days: “It was lovely to meet the team leading the tree planting; they were very friendly and helpful,” explains Kelly Towers from The National Flooring Company. “I would recommend other companies to take part, because it not only supports your local community and their environmental efforts, it provides an opportunity to team-build with colleagues and inform others.”

Forest for Peterborough is grateful for the support of Peterborough City Council. For more information please contact the project officer Simon Belham at or call 07715 372432.

PECT delivers projects which make a real difference to local communities. Support PECT’s work by donating, simply text PECT20 and the amount you want to donate to 70070 (texts are free and 100% of your donation goes directly to PECT.)  For more information, visit or call 01733 568408. Plus find PECT on Twitter @SustainableCity.