Tree planting sessions at Hathern Community Woodland

Published: Fri 18th November, 2022

Residents in Hathern are being invited to grab their wellies and get involved in planting a new community woodland in the village.

Charnwood Borough Council recently announced it was planting over 14,000 trees to create Hathern Community Woodland on council-owned land near to Golden Square.

The woodland is being planted by the Council’s open spaces partner idverde but local residents also have the chance to get involved through community planting sessions.

Sessions will take place between 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm on:

  • Sunday November 20
  • Tuesday November 22
  • Sunday November 27
  • Sunday December 4

Most sessions are being run by idverde and one session is being hosted by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). Residents interested in taking part are advised to register in advance as spaces are limited.

Sessions will be appropriate for all ages. Suitable footwear and clothing are advised and if you have a spade, please do bring it along! A portaloo will also be available on site.

To book a space on a session and for more information about the woodland, please visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/HathernCommunityWoodland

The land off Golden Square in Hathern is a total area of 18-acres and are former arable fields which were used for growing crops.

Planting at Hathern Community Woodland is expected to be completed before the end of the year.