Volunteers plant 300 trees on Keele campus to help combat climate change

Keele Wildlife Society has thanked students and staff who came out to help plant hundreds of trees on campus in a bid to combat climate change.

Over the past two weeks, volunteers planted 300 native trees around the woodland and lakes near Keele Hall, as part of an initiative run by the Woodland Trust in the fight against the climate crisis.

The planting sessions were held as part of Tree Charter Week and the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback, a campaign designed to combat the climate crisis by encouraging people to plant trees to help mitigate the adverse impacts.

President of Keele Wildlife Society, Alana Wheat, said: “Thank you to those who came along last week and this week and planted a tree. We really appreciate it and we hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did. We planted a sum of 300 native trees! Special thanks go to Green:Keele, SOS UK and Keele Estates & Grounds for supporting the society in this project. Please keep a lookout for projects in the near future!”
 
The Woodland Trust are also calling for people to show their commitment to trees and woodlands by encouraging them to sign a Tree Charter. Click here to find out more and sign the Charter.