North Devon Council joins the ‘Big Climate Fightback’

Posted on: 4 December 2019

25 new fruit trees were planted at Yeo Valley Woodland in Barnstaple and Greenways park in Ilfracombe at the weekend.

The planting was part of the ‘Big Climate Fightback’, a national campaign organised by the Woodland Trust which took place on Saturday 30 November.

The council’s parks team, along with several volunteers, planted the trees to help in the fight against climate change. Trees help by absorbing CO², storing the carbon and then emitting pure oxygen back into the atmosphere through the natural process of photosynthesis.

Contracts Delivery Manager at North Devon Council, Mark Kentell, says: “When this tree planting opportunity was presented to us by the Woodland Trust, our Parks team were happy to host two events here in North Devon.

“The council is committed to helping the environment and has signed up to a joint Devon-wide climate change declaration. We have also pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050, so we are fully on board with the objectives of this campaign.”

To find out more about the “Big Climate Fightback” campaign, visit the Woodland Trust’s website.

For more information about what the Parks team are doing, you can email or follow North Devon Council on Facebook or Twitter.

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