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Treemendous! Wychwood Project plants over 2000 trees in Fulbrook

The Wychwood Project has been in Fulbrook’s neck of the woods this week planting thousands of ‘whips’ at The Spinney.

The Wychwood Project, funded by West Oxfordshire District Council, has been in Fulbrook’s neck of the woods this week planting thousands of ‘whips’ at The Spinney.

Over 30 volunteers attended the tree planting this weekend to help plant trees along two fence lines on an elevated site overlooking Burford and the river Windrush.

Working with the landowner, the Wychwood Project provided the tools, training and encouraged many volunteers along to complete the task.

Residents and visitors of Burford and Fulbrook will benefit from the improved landscape in just a few years’ time thanks to the effectiveness of planting a vast amount of whips.

Toby Swift, from the Wychwood Project, said: “The work we’re doing here is the most efficient and affordable way to renew our countryside and fill it with trees. In five years’ time, this will be a full-grown hedgerow that will both reduce carbon and improve the natural beauty of the landscape here in Fulbrook.

""We’ve had an incredible turn out this week and I would like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work.”

Volunteers flocked to help the Wychwood project this weekend with over 1500 whips planted on Saturday. The final 500 plus whips were planted by members and officers from the District Council this week bringing the project to a close.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We’re delighted to be carrying out this voluntary work alongside our partners at the Wychwood Project.

“Along with a host of volunteers, myself and colleagues have been helping to plant these 2000 trees to enhance the environment and reduce carbon emissions. I would like to thank all of the volunteers who turned out to help.”

If you would like to turn over a new leaf and get involved in some incredibly rewarding volunteer work or you’d just like to learn more about the great work from the Wychwood Project, visit their website: http://www.wychwoodproject.org/.

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

communications@westoxon.gov.uk