10 February, 2023

Local students volunteer for council’s tree planting day in Ramsgate

On Wednesday 1 February, our Open Spaces team hosted a tree planting event at Warre Recreation Ground in Ramsgate.

Sixth form students from Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School in Ramsgate volunteered their time to help plant the new trees. 

The students planted 16 standard trees, which completed the Ramsgate Tree Planting Project that took place throughout 2022 and early 2023. 

In total, 100 standard trees (over 2 metres in height), and 1,000 whips (young trees under one metre in height), have been planted as part of the Forgotten Places Tree Planting Project. Planting has taken place in four locations across Ramsgate: Jackey Bakers, Nethercourt Park, Newington Green and Warre Recreation Ground.

In total, 40 standard trees and 500 whips have been planted at Warre Recreation Ground this year. 

Cllr George Kup, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Youth Engagement said: 

“I am grateful to all of the students who volunteered their time to plant these trees and improve their local area. Young people are critical in driving change; their efforts to make this project a success will make an impact that will last for decades to come.

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