Over 100 volunteers take part in Community Tree Planting Day
25 November 2019
Over 100 volunteers planted a staggering 1,500 new trees at a specially arranged planting day at the Top of the Hill Park on Corrody Road on Saturday.
The event was held to mark the start of National Tree Week and is part of the wider Life Project - a joint initiative between Council, the Public Health Agency and the North West Regional College where a new tree is planted to mark the registration of significant life events in the Council area.
The scheme was launched last year and sees every birth, death, civil partnership and marriage registered in Council’s District Registration Offices in Derry and Strabane marked by the planting of an Oak, Birch or Rowan sapling as part of a wider regional strategy to improve air quality and the public’s mental health.
Further information on the Life Project is available at www.derrystrabane.com/lifeproject or through the Environmental Health Department of Derry City and Strabane District Council by calling 028 71 253253 .