Hundreds of trees to be planted in Sheffield park

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Hundreds of trees are set to be planted by Sheffield schoolchildren and members of their local community in the latest phase of a woodland creation project.

They are to be planted in Greenhill Park next Friday by youngsters from Greenhill Primary School as part of a scheme which will see 50,000 trees planted in 17 new woodlands across the city.

Councillor Isobel Bowler, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “It is heartening to see schoolchildren getting involved with this ambitious woodland creation project, which is further proof of our commitment to enhancing the landscape and environment of our city.

“We already know that Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with two million trees – four for every single person.

“This is especially important at a time when we are cementing our reputation as the Uk’s Outdoor Capital City and demonstrating that Sheffield is a city where people can come to walk, jog, ride their bikes and enjoy family days out in an array of fabulous green spaces.”

The tree planting project is being funded by a Forestry Commission Woodland Creation grant of around £136,000.