Estates look to branch out.
Local residents have made an ‘extree-mely’ big difference to several Gateshead estates.
The Friday Play Club, Springwell and St Joseph’s RC Infants, St Anne’s, St Oswald’s RC, Fell Dyke Community Primary Schools and residents from Kibblesworth took part in National Tree Week.
The national campaign was launched in 1975 to replace the loss of more than 20 million trees from Dutch elm disease.
Steven Kelly, Estate Officer at the housing company, attended two of the events in Birtley and Kibblesworth.
He said: “We are committed to keeping the borough as ‘green’ as possible and work with Gateshead Council to support schemes that improve the environment.
“These events are good for the community; and by involving younger residents we can instill environmental awareness for years to come.”
Planting in Kibblesworth came as the £14m regeneration of the village nears its conclusion.
For more information about National Tree Week visit www.treecouncil.org.uk[ssba]