South Yorkshire Forest Partnership
1 Union St
New trees for Barnsley Doncaster and Rotherham
June 25, 2012
South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP) joined up with colleagues from the three local authorities in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham to plant trees in March this year. The tree planting events were attended by individuals and families who donated a tree through the Gift That Grows tree planting scheme run by SYFP. The trees were planted on three diverse sites including inner city woodland in Doncaster and a riverside site in Barnsley.
The Doncaster event was attended by community volunteers who meet regularly to improve their local environment. In Rotherham our youngest tree planter at just 2 years old came to help plant the trees with his family that he had been bought as a christening gift.
We are all aware of the health benefits that trees provide but new research from Baltimore, USA, finds that city trees also reduce crime. According to the study, a 10 percent increase in trees roughly equaled a 12 percent decrease in crime. Even more evidence to prove the worth of tree planting!
There will be a tree planting event in Sheffield during autumn 2012. If you would like to register your interest in this event, donate to the Gift That Grows planting scheme or just find out more please contact:
South Yorkshire Forest Partnership,
5th Floor, Howden House,
1 Union Street,
0114 2571 199