Volunteers unite to plant trees together at Bellmount
In support of the Big Climate Fightback Campaign, National Trust and Woodland Trust staff and volunteers congregated on Wednesday 5 December at Bellmount Tower Car Park near Londonthorpe Woods, Lincolnshire for our first ever joint volunteer tree planting event.
The Woodland Trust’s Londonthorpe Woods sit happily alongside the National Trust’s Belton Estate and we have been working closely together to strengthen the links between the two sites. Our volunteers spent Wednesday working alongside Belton’s staff and volunteers to plant trees in the National Trust’s Hanging Wood, which involves a rather steep muddy climb up to Bellmount Tower and a short walk along the ride to the planting spot.
With fantastic views over four counties and the sun shining, it was a beautiful day for planting and everyone enjoyed it, perhaps a little too much as we got the trees planted in nearly half the time we anticipated!
The day was a huge success with 150 trees planted and the National Trust keen to do more planting events with us in the future.
Thank you to Woodland Trust and National Trust volunteers for all of their hard work!
Katie Phillips: Engagement and Communications Officer (Central England)
Jill Jennings – Spades in autumn leaves
Estelle Slegers Helsen – Tree planting